Create, store and archive your datasets using standard open file formats to ensure access for the life of the dataset.
Source: Ghent University Data Stewards (2020). Knowledge clip: file formats. Available at: https://youtu.be/kxxlQnc8u1I Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY)
Source Records Management 101: Document naming conventions by the Records Management Office, University Archives, University of British Columbia License Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)
Born digital research data can be easily changed, copied, or over-written. Version control is a means of identifying the versions and drafts of a document (or file or record or dataset). This is particularly important if data is being used by multiple members of a research team, or if research files are shared across different locations.