This is one of six interactive modules created to help researchers, data stewards, managers and the public gain an understanding of the value of data management in science and provide best practices to perform good data management within their organization. By the end of this module, you should be able to answer the following questions… What is a science data lifecycle? Why is a science data lifecycle important and useful? What are the elements of the USGS science data lifecycle, and how are they connected? What are the difference roles and responsibilities? Where do you go if you need more information?