Project Close-Out Checklist for Research Data

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

The close-out checklist describes a range of activities for helping ensure that research data are properly managed at the end of a project or at researcher departure. Activities include: making stewardship decisions, preparing files for archiving, sharing data, and setting aside important files in a "FINAL" folder. Two versions of the checklist are available: a Caltech Library branded version (PDF) and a generic editable version (MS Word).

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Kristin Briney
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Caltech Library
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: 
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data archiving
Data documentation
Data management planning
Data reuse - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data sharing
Data storage
Published / Broadcast: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Caltech Library
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Interactive Resource - requires a user to take action or make a request in order for the content to be understood, executed or experienced.
Contact Person(s): 
Kristin Briney
Contact Organization(s): 
Caltech Library
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: 
Text - body of a printed work, to include reading passages.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Research faculty
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour