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Stony Brook University

Research Data Guide

The Data Lifecycle

data lifecycle diagram showing cyclical progression from planning research to collecting data to processing and analysing data to publishing and sharing data to preserving data to re-using data and back to planning research

Image originally published by the UK Data Service, and reused without modification under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Use the tabs at left to navigate through best practices at different stages of the lifecycle.