This focus group is no longer active, it was active from ~2011-2013. See the DMWG Focus Groups page to access current and past Data Management Focus groups. 

Data Management Working Group, Best Practices Focus Group

The Best Practices Focus Group was formed in early 2011 to compile a suite of best practices, lessons learned, learning opportunities, etc., regarding data managment, lifecycles, etc.  The goal is to organize this information and make it available through a website or portal.


  • The Data Best Practices Focus Group meetings will begin anew when new projects are identified.

Projects and Activities


Membership is open to anyone.  If you are interested in joining this focus group, please contact Heather Henkel ( and/or Viv Hutchison (