Abstract: "This article offers a short guide to the steps scientists can take to ensure that their data and associated analyses continue to be of value and to be recognized. In just the past few years, hundreds of scholarly papers and reports have been written on questions of data sharing, data provenance, research reproducibility, licensing, attribution, privacy, and more, but our goal here is not to review that literature. Instead, we present a short guide intended for researchers who want to know why it is important to "care for and feed" data, with some practical advice on how to do that."
Goodman, Alyssa, Alberto Pepe, Alexander W. Blocker, Christine L. Borgman, Kyle Cranmer, Mercè Crosas, Rosanne Di Stefano, et al. “10 Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data.” arXiv:1401.2134 [astro-Ph], January 9, 2014. http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.2134.
From their website: "Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is the foundation of new innovative environmental science through a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data."
Data management is one of the essential areas of responsible conduct of research. This educational course will educate new investigators about conducting responsible data management in scientific research. This course includes background information on the topic, best practice guidelines, how to define roles and responsibilities of research staff regarding data management, how to develop and implement a communication plan for dealing with data management issues among the research team, and how to utilize the information featured in the course to implement a system for conducting responsible data management.
From Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). "ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences." The guide is also available as a website at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/deposit/guide/