Keynote presentation for 2014 Mountain Observatories Workshop, 16 July 2014.
While methods for collecting data are well taught, there is less emphasis on managing the resulting data effectively. New mandates, announcements, memos, and requirements from agencies and publishers are emerging that encourage better data management, data sharing, and data preservation. Scientists with good management skills will be able to maximize the productivity of their own research, effectively and efficiently share their data with the community, and benefit from the re-use of their data by others. I will offer an overview of data management landscape - discussing recent events, resources, and new directions for data stewardship. I will also cover best practices for data management, which will facilitate data sharing and reuse, and introduce tools researchers can use to help in their data stewardship endeavours.