The best practice is to have a plan. If these recommendations seem like too much, try to adopt one new good habit every month.
These pages offer some of the recommended "best practices" for managing your data, but -of course- every project and study is different and some practices might not work best for you. Please ask us questions, attend workshops, or set up consultations to figure out how to do best by your data.
Funding Agency Public Access Plans (CENDI.gov)
Links to School-specific guidance on data management
Additional Learning Opportunities