Data Management: File Organization

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Do you struggle with organizing your research data? This workshop teaches practical techniques for organizing your data files. Topics include: file and folder organizational structures, file naming, and versioning.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Christine Malinowski
Philip Coombs
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
MIT Libraries Data Management Services
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data backup
Data handling
Data management
File naming
Organizing data
Version control
Published / Broadcast: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
MIT Libraries Data Management Services
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Text - an explanation of a concept or a story using human readable characters formed into words, usually distinguished from graphical images.
Contact Person(s): 
Philip Coombs
Christine Malinowski
Contact Organization(s): 
MIT Libraries Data Management Services
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Citizen scientist
Graduate student
High school student
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour