The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians
This chapter highlights the importance of good data management practices by providing examples of problems a researcher may encounter when research data is poorly managed. It provides examples of actual situations when bad data management led to serious problems with data loss, research integrity, and worse. It also provides tips on how data management could have been done differently to encourage a more positive outcome.
Eaker, C. (2016). What could possibly go wrong? The impact of poor data management. In Federer, L. (Ed.). The Medical Library Association’s Guide to Data Management for Librarians. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.