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# Data and metadata
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## Data
  * "*information in digital form that can be transmitted or processed*"
  <p align="right">-- Merriam-Webster dictionary</p>
  * "*information in an electronic form that can be stored and processed by a computer*"
  <p align="right">--Cambridge dictionary</p>

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## Metadata
  * data describing other data
  * information that is given to describe or help you use other information
  * metadata are data
    * can be processed and analyzed
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## Metadata examples:
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    <li> LabBook </li>
    <li> author/owner of the data</li>
    <li> origin of the data 
    <li> data type
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    <li> description of content </li>
    <li> modification date </li>
    <li> description of modification </li>
    <li> location </li>
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    <li> calibration readings</li>
    <li> software/firmware version</li>
    <li> data purpose</li>
    <li> means of creation</li>
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<center style="color:red">!Insufficient metadata make the data useless!</center>
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Sometimes metadata collection takes more time than data collection
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# LCSB research data
three categories:
  * **Primary data** 
    * scientific data 
      * measurements, images, observations, notes, surveys, ...
      * models, software codes, libraries, ...
    * metadata directly describing the data
      * data dictionaries
      * format, version, coverage descriptions, ...

  * **Research record**
    * description of the research process, including experiment 
      * experiment set-up
      * followed protocols
      * ...
    
  * **Project accompanying documentation** 
      * ethical approvals, information on the consent
      * collaboration agreements
      * intellectual property ownership
      * other relevant documentation

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<a href="https://howto.lcsb.uni.lu/internal/policies/LCSB-POL-BIC-03/" style="color:grey; font-size:0.8em;">LCSB-POL-BIC-03 Research Data Retention and Archival Policy</a>
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