The UK Data Archive offices are closed from 12.30 GMT on Friday 23 December 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017. Online services will run unattended during this period.
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CREATE & MANAGE DATA
DOCUMENTING YOUR DATA
A crucial part of making data user-friendly, shareable and with long-lasting usability is to ensure they can be understood and interpreted by any user. This requires clear data description, annotation, contextual information and documentation.VIEW MORE ON DOCUMENTATION AND METADATA
Study-level documentation provides an overview of the research context and design, data collection methods, data preparation and results or findings and is key to enabling the secondary user to make informed use of the data.VIEW MORE ON STUDY-LEVEL DOCUMENTATION
Labelling and documenting individual data items - numerical, textual or audio-visual - can often be embedded within a data collection or recorded in an accompanying document.VIEW MORE ON DATA-LEVEL DOCUMENTATION
The Archive works with, and keeps abreast of, international metadata standards in documenting social science and historical data. We have collated a number of useful resources in this area.VIEW MORE ON DOCUMENTATION RESOURCES