Folder structure & organisation

To be able to store data in a such a way that results can be reproduced and data can be re-used, one of the important challenges is working in a well organized folder structure. Using a standard way of organizing research files has indisputable advantages both for your daily work and also when sharing data with colleagues or others.

Almost all research domains require specific ways of organizing and structuring the stored research data. Therefore it is difficult to provide general guidelines. To demonstrate how the general principle of structuring research data can be implemented we provide some examples. All examples are based on real studies.