Archiving your data

At specific milestones such as the completion of raw data collection, completion of your analysis, or a publication, you want to archive your data. This is a good way to secure your valuable data. You first need to add metadata to your data packages to be able to archive them.

It is important that you add metadata conform certain criteria. This way you make your work better findable for interested researchers and to comply with privacy rules and regulations. The data manager will perform an assessment to help you make sure your metadata meets the requirements. However, you will always remain in charge of your own data.

When you choose to archive (a part of) your data, Yoda creates a 'snapshot' of the data you want to archive. This snapshot captures the data at a certain point in time. This package of data is copied to what is called the 'vault'. This is a main folder containing your archived data. After archiving your data, you will find the vault below the folder of your regular research group. In the vault, the data snapshot will be stored during its retention period. From the moment onwards your data is in the vault, you cannot change it anymore.

Take these steps to archive your data