Data Life Cycles
Research Data Cycle Models and Guides
There are many ways to conceptualize workflows in data-intensive research. The below models demonstrate just some of the ways in which librarians and others have chosen to illustrate these processes. This list is in no way complete, but these diagrams can help you get started understanding the issues inherent to these research processes.
- Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Data Life Cycle and guide to data management.
- University of Virginia Data Life Cycle – Diagram and guide to data management.
- Digital Curation Center Data Curation Lifecycle – DCC data lifecycle model.
- DataOne Best Practices – Life cycle diagram and guide to managing data throughout the data life cycle.
- US Geological Survey – Guide to data management in geological sciences throughout the data life cycle.
Articles on Data Cycles
- Optimization of Data Life Cycles (2014) – The German Helmholtz Association project "Large Scale Data Management and Analysis" (LSDMA) aims to maximize the efficiency of data life cycles in different research areas. This paper describes the various activities within LSDMA.
last edited 9/22/2020