Documenting your research data

Published on
October 9, 2017

This blog post discusses what to document from your research data so that you or others can reuse it. The blog also gives tips and tools for documenting throughout your research process.

It happens all too often that researchers struggle to use data collected by themselves or by others because the data are not documented. Documentation refers to information about your research data.

Documentation makes your data understandable not only to others who might want to reuse it but also to your future self. Wageningen University & Research Library provides courses and advice on data documentation.

Please read the blog post "Documenting your research data along the way: tips and tools" and feel free to comment.