Create & Receive

Tips & Checklists


For managing data receipt, you can use the following questions as a guide:

  • Who are the participants of the research project from which the data originates?
  • Which organization or individual is responsible for the project?
  • What is the estimated size of the dataset?
  • In which file formats will the data be provided? What data formats are used?
  • What types of data were used or generated? (e.g., observational data, survey data, video interviews, etc.)
  • How were data collected or created? (e.g., which instruments, technologies, and methods are used?)

[Source: Ludwig, Jens; Enke, Harry (Eds.) (2013): Leitfaden zum Forschungsdaten – Management. Handreichungen aus dem WissGrid-Projekt. Glückstadt: VWH Verlag Werner Hülsbusch Fachverlag für Medientechnik und -wirtschaft.]