• Plan for archiving or data destruction early in the process. Destroying data can be more secure, however, archiving can be beneficial if the data has ongoing evidentiary, scientific or cultural value. If archiving, identify where and how, the budget require
  • Ensure DMP-PII and purpose compatibility (as above)
  • Ensure adequate security measures to protect privacy (as above)

  • Don’t wait until the end of the project to assess archiving needs when time and resources may be limited
  • Don’t assume the longevity of a particular format, future-proof your archives data
  • Don’t forget to budget for archiving data, this should be done as part of your Data Management Plan