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On storage of data, source code, publications, or other materials so as to potentially restore them later.

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How do you archive multiple versions of the same article on computer folders?

I have some articles that were accepted by different journals, translated into different languages. How do you archive your writing in those cases? By publication? So to know exactly what was sent and ...
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Archival of deceased academics' websites

The sad news of Vaughan Jones have reminded me of a question I've been wanting to ask for a while. A significant part of knowledge is stored on personal websites of scientists: preprints, lecture ...
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An equivalent of arXiv, but for tabular and other experimental data? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm doing some experimental work in an academic context. The essence of the results will likely be captured by documents such as conference/journal articles, technical reports, a M.Sc. or Ph.D....
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Where to upload conference posters and how to share them?

When presenting a scientific poster at a conference, I am often asked by colleagues if they can get a copy of the poster. Often, I have DIN A4 prints ready (quite hard to read...) and I am also happy ...
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How to Store Incidental Information Gleaned in the Course of Conducting Research

I'm in the throes of writing my first substantial research paper in the field of Information Science. The topic looks promising and my advisor seems pleased with the work. Because of the nature of the ...
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Which arXiv license to use for archiving an ACM CSUR journal?

I would like to submit the preprint version of my ACM CSURjournal (used acmsmall format of acmart latex) to arXiv. As of now, the work is peer-reviewed twice ( passed one major and currently in its ...
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Handling computer files in simulation-based research with multiple storage drives [closed]

Can somebody give me an advice about how to efficiently handle data files, source codes, documents, and manuscripts of research projects based on numerical simulations? My problem is that I use ...
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Can I post on the Internet a page which summarizes the essential technical contributions of a paywalled article?

This is a follow-on to this question. Suppose I have a collection of research articles, written by other people, and related to a specific topic. Suppose I want to post on the Internet a page which ...
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Can I upload other peoples old tech reports to ResearchGate?

I have a bunch of old tech reports I copied when a grad student written by other people. I want to throw them out but would rather scan them into ResearchGate first. For example, INRIA tech reports ...
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Is there value in posting a video of my paper presentation online?

I am a PhD student in computer science and I have a paper accepted in a conference. One of my friends will record me presenting the paper during the conference and I was wondering if there are any ...
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How future-proof is the arXiv license?

The arXiv license is the "default" license under which most preprints are being submitted to the arXiv at least in my subject. Out of dark curiosity, I am wondering how safe it is at doing ...
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What solutions exist to store data in text files and future-proof against tampering? [closed]

A recent question in Information and Security Stack Exchange, How to know whether a textfile has been edited or tampered with raises a very good point: if one wants to archive experimental data ...
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A place to host static HTML+JavaScript that can be referenced from a paper?

My PhD supervisor always told me that we write papers "for the ages". The publication system being what it is, we cannot go back and update any links, so we should not cite or reference a source that ...
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Best practice in versioning / backing up work? [duplicate]

When I work on a paper I end up with folders paperXYZ, paperXYZ_R1, paperXYZ_R2, etc. Same thing happens with my code, project material, etc. This creates clattering and confusion. In addition, I need ...
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What are the archiving policies of arXiv?

In this answer it is suggested that arXiv, as its name would suggest, is archival. One of Beall's criteria is that a publisher is potentially predatory if it Has no policies or practices for ...
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IRB guidelines for secure online data storage, backup, and syncing?

I am asking to get people's success stories in presenting a data management case for secure data backup using remote online services, rather than the antiquated "server in a locked room" model of ...
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Secure backups of PhD and journal-research

Common sense dictates that any and all work/research/drafts/etc that we do in our journal-research and PhD ought to be backed up and backed up again. Most of the time, this is constrained to laptop/...
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Archiving papers, simulation and experimental data, etc?

Archiving of papers and projects is very important for most of the people, and everyone has a method of it. I, personally, try to have different folders for different papers. In the folder of each ...
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