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RCR Tip: Backing Up Data

Back up your research data to three locations: one internal drive, one external drive (not a USB), and one non-local external drive (such as cloud storage).

In support of openness in research, it is becoming increasingly common for publishers and funders to require that data be made publicly accessible upon a project’s completion. Publicly accessible data repositories are the best options for meeting those requirements, as they provide perpetual access independent of the original investigators.

This quarter’s Responsible Conduct of Research Tip is pulled from a presentation on Data Management plans and best practices, given by Christopher B. Eaker, assistant professor, data curation librarian, and member of the Hodges Library Scholar’s Collaborative Group.

The RCR Tip is a feature of Integrity, the quarterly newsletter highlighting information on the responsible conduct of research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. To learn more about the responsible conduct of research, visit the RCR webpage and resource repository. Register to attend sessions of the RCR Lunch and Learn.