Various kinds of research projects generate and collect different kinds of data. Data can be easily categorized into these four categories:
Directory Structure/Folder Naming Conventions:
The top level folder or directory should have the following descriptors and folder names should be kept under 32 characters
Folder Hierarchy Example: [Project]/[Experiment]/[Instrument Used]
FOLDER SUBSTRUCTURE - The folders/directories within the substructure should be split according to a particular theme; e.g. each folder may contain a run of an experiment or a different version of a particular dataset.
You should be aware of the versioning of your research data when you save new copies of your file. Applying proper data versioning policies to your dataset will save a lot of time when you need to retrieve specific versions of your files in the future.
Here are some suggestions: