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This primer was created as part of the "Specialized Data Curation" Workshop #3 held at Washington University in St. Louis, MO on November 5-6, 2019. Exploring SAS application and how researchers generated, stored, and shared their SAS data sets, this work summarized the key features of SAS data and explained how to curate SAS data in institutional data repositories. This primer can be used as a manual for research data curators or librarians to document SAS data for the purpose of data preservation and sharing.


This work was originally published by the Data Curation Network, and my be retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy at Data Curation Network is a collective of data curators, librarians, library administrators, repository directors, subject experts, and scholars from academic institutions and nonprofit societies. It currently involves 12 partner institutions and is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,

Data curation primers are peer-reviewed documents that detail a specific subject, disciplinary area or curation task and that can be used as a reference to curate research data.



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