Love Your Data (LYD) Week - Day 5 of 5: Rescuing Unloved Data

February 10, 2017

By Sophie Hou, NCAR Data Curation & Stewardship Coordinator

The state of being an “unloved data set” is often reached unintentionally over time. It takes a lot of effort and resources to set up a study and to produce the corresponding results. However, if research projects lose sight of data management actions, research results and products could be at the risk of becoming forgotten or “unloved” when the team moves on to new projects.

In order to mitigate the risks of research results from becoming “unloved,” the Digital Asset Services Hub (DASH) and the Data Curation & Stewardship Coordinator offer a wide variety of services, including the DMP Preparation Guidance and Template Document and DMP Checklist for Awarded Proposals.

After all, as the following quote from LYD suggests, we want to help in promoting scientific results and allow them to be used, so that they would be valued for the long term.

“Data that is mobile, visible and well-loved stands a better chance of surviving” ~ Kurt Bollacker

If you would like to learn more about DASH and its services after the LYD week, including how we could help in reviving your unloved data, please contact us at This information is provided as part of the Love Your Data (LYD) Week 2017 series.