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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 create file naming conventions for their files

Readings and Videos


  • Data Management for Researchers by Briney: Chapter 5.2 Naming Conventions
  • ESIP online presentation: Assign Descriptive File Names 
  • Cessda Training center: File naming and folder structure 


  • Data Management for Researchers by Briney Chapter 6.3 Managing Research Code
  • File Organization Tips (File Naming quick sheet)


Pre-Session Prepwork

Tasks to Complete

  • Create file naming strategy and name/rename files
  • Work on DMP through DMPtool
  • File naming reflection