Remember: Managing Data in a research project is a process that runs throughout the project. Good research data management is the foundation for good research, especially if you intend to share your data. Good management is essential to ensure that data can be preserved and remain accessible in the long-term, so it can be re-used and understood by other researchers. When managed and preserved properly research data can be successfully used for future research purposes. Begin thinking about your data before you start collecting.
Parts on this webpage taken from: Van den Eynden, V., Corti, L., Woollard, M. & Bishop, L. (2009). Managing and Sharing Data: A Best Practice Guide for Researchers. Retrieved 02/06/2010, from http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/media/2894/managingsharing.pdf