Labeling and anonymising the information you have collected in a consistent way will also make it much easier for you to analyse and report on it further down the line.
Storing your data
- Make sure that your data is stored securely where only you and your research colleagues have access to it – especially if it has not yet been anonymised.
- Don’t leave data on memory sticks or raw data such as written surveys on your desk where other people could see it. It should be kept in a locked drawer or file or password protected computer.
- You may have agreed to delete your data after a certain amount of time – don’t forget to do this. Put in place something that will ensure that this is done, especially if you change jobs or move organisation.
- Remember that your consent forms may contain personal information such as name, address and school. These should also be stored securely (especially if you are working with children or other vulnerable people).