The Life cycle of data includes:
- Giving access
This follows on from the previous “thing” – in the scenario the researcher didn’t seem to think that the data would be useful after the article was published, and kept saying “all the information is in the article” – which is why they made no effort to preserve, provide access or make the data re-usable down the track. So they pretty much stopped at step 3.
The ANDS Guide to Research Data Management in Practice is very helpful. It is a little more detailed than the 6 steps above, listing key activities in pre-research, during research, and post-research. It’s critical to have a data management plan.