Keeping track of research data and documentation is critical. Strategies include:
Examples: Experiment12_assay_v04.csv for outputs generated from experiments. 20191221_DTeam_MeetingNotes.docx for meeting notes with a research group. CityHIVnc_Manuscript_v23.docx for Manuscript drafts.
To enable sharing and reuse, file types should be common, standard types below. If you are working with specialized software that forces you to use a proprietary or non standard file formats, you can consider converting file types upon completion of your project.
Standard File types