A Capability Maturity Model for Research Data Management

Changes for document 5.4 Process Assessment

Last modified by Arden Kirkland on 2014/05/18 23:18
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7 +//**Process Assessment **includes Measurement and Analysis and Verifying Implementation. Measurement and Analysis describes the need to measure the process and analyze the measurements, and typically includes examples of the measurements that could be taken to determine the status and effectiveness of the Activities Performed. Verifying Implementation describes the steps to ensure that the activities are performed in compliance with the process that has been established, and typically encompasses reviews and audits by management and quality assurance.//
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7 7 == 5.4.1 Measurement and Analysis ==
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9 -//**Measurement and Analysis** describes the need to measure the process and analyze the measurements. Measurement and Analysis typically includes examples of the measurements that could be taken to determine the status and effectiveness of the Activities Performed.//
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11 11 Projects should develop and implement metrics for the data storage and preservation process. Example metrics include the amount of data being stored vs. the available storage space, hardware failure rates, how long data backups take to complete or how long it takes to recover from a backup.
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13 -== 5.4.2 Verifying Implementation ==
13 +== 5.4.2 Validate data storage ==
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15 -//**Verifying Implementation** describes the steps to ensure that the activities are performed in compliance with the process that has been established. Verification typically encompasses reviews and audits by management and software quality assurance. //
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17 -=== 5.4.2.1 Validate data storage ===
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19 19 Projects should routinely check the integrity of data stored on hard drives, discs or tapes ([[DataONE, 2011c>>||anchor="DataONE-c"]]). Such checks are particularly important if data are being collected automatically over time.
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21 -=== 5.4.2.2 Validate backups ===
17 +== 5.4.3 Validate backups ==
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23 23 Data backups should be regularly checked to be sure that the backups are being made and that the backup copies are identical to the original data ([[DataONE, 2011a>>||anchor="DataONE-a"]]), e.g., by periodically retrieving the backup file, opening it on a separate system, and comparing it to the original file ([[DataONE, 2011b>>||anchor="DataONE-b"]]). Drills should be run periodically to validate the procedures for recovering data and systems from the backups.
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