With Digital Commons @ Georgia Southern, the library provides a secure infrastructure for collecting, managing, and securely storing many types of "working" data with flexible access controls and no storage limits. Likewise, you may need to provide limited public access to working data during the active phase of research.
Hosting your "working" data in Digital Commons at Georgia Southern may also facilitate curating and sharing your data when the time comes. For an example of how researchers are using Digital Commons to manage and distribute "working" data while meeting IRB requirements, see this video:
Special Considerations - Additional information on dealing with data with security and privacy issues.
For more information on best practices for working with data during the active phase of your research, take advantage of the following resources related to collecting and working with research data. Planning and implementing good data collection strategies early will ease the process of sharing your data later.