Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Better management reduces data loss risk

The impact of data loss can be staggering for research. Nathan Westgarth argues the case for better data management The loss of scientific data can have a devastating impact on careers. After moving all of his data home to write up, biologist Billy Hinchen returned one afternoon to find that his laptop and all his backup hard drives had been stolen. All that remained was a disparate collection of data, spread around numerous small flash drives, email attachments and scribbled drawings that were difficult to piece together once the main bulk of information had been lost. For the full story check out "Research Information" http://www.researchinformation.info/news/news_story.php?news_id=1522

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