Research data doesn’t just spontaneously happen. There is a choreographed effort involving a crowd of people getting it to the finish line. This interesting information came to us from The Scholarly Kitchen in their article, “The Research Data Sharing Business Landscape.”

Aside from the cliche sports analogy, it is important to remember that there are important people along the way that are key to the success of research data being gathered, analyzed, and reported.

When it comes to sharing that data, it is becoming more important to business decisions. That requires tools that can collect, store, and analyze data. A data repository is a tool that is common in scientific research but also useful for managing business data.

There is value to storing and analyzing data. Businesses can make decisions based upon more than anecdote and instinct. However, using data repositories as part of data management is another level of investment that can improve business decisions.

Melody K. Smith

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