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Data Management Implementation Program - Instructor Guide

This is the instructor guide for the DMIP

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn best practices for folder organization.
  • Students will begin developing an organization structure based on their project maps. 

Readings and Videos


  • File organization by MIT (PDF)
  • "The Most Effective Way of Organizing Your Files, Folders and Documents" by Brooks Duncan


  • "Organize and Document" (Cessda Training)
  • "Find Files Faster: How to Organize Files and Folders" by Chelsea Beck 
  • "11 Best Practices for Organizing Your Business Files & Folders" by EZ computing


  • Chapter 5 Data Management for Researchers by Briney. Organization 


Pre-Session Prepwork

  • Review your project map photo for ideas about how you want to organize your folders. Think about what you might want to change. 
  • Review your notes on what your peers notes as unclear or potentially confusing. 

Tasks to Complete

  • Work on developing your folder structure
  • Complete the description for how you are going to collect and organize your data and supporting materials in the DMPTool. 
  • Folder strategy reflection