Physical security and computer security of data must be considered in good data management. While it is encouraged to make scientific data available to the public, sometimes confidential or sensitive information must be kept secure. Keep lab notebooks safe and secure as well!
Making backups of collected data is critically important in data management and the data lifecycle. Backups protect against human errors, hardware failure, virus attacks, power failure, and natural disasters. Backups can help save time and money if these failures occur. Don't keep backups in the same place!!!
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