A Capability Maturity Model for Research Data Management

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10 10 == 2.3.1 Capture / Acquire data and data documentation ==
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12 +Capturing how data are collected or digitized, what they mean, and how the data are structured is crucial for data reuse (UK Data Archive, 2014), especially when the data are used by researchers who were not familiar with the data and/or not involved in collecting the data.
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12 12 Data and data documentation collection procedures should be followed to standardize the data collection process. Recording of data should be done as soon as possible after data are collected to minimize the opportunities to introduce error ([[Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, n.d.>>||anchor="Columbia"]]). Each unique measurement should be recorded only once to minimize data collection effort and to avoid possible transcription errors ([[Borer et al, 2009>>||anchor="Borer"]]).
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14 14 Data should not be recorded with higher precision than was actually collected ([[DataONE, 2011c>>||anchor="DataONEc"]]). Measurement uncertainty should be recorded if known ([[DataONE, 2011a>>||anchor="DataONEa"]]). If actual measurements can not be obtained and an estimated value is recorded, a note identifying the estimate and estimation technique should also be recorded ([[DataONE, 2011b>>||anchor="DataONEb"]]).
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18 18 If data are collected from human subjects (e.g., via interviews or a survey), then the necessary informed consent documents should be collected at the same time.
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