RDIM Terminology Folder Structures

Folder Structures

Choose a folder structure for your research project that is uniform and logical in its organisation. If you are working on a collaborative project, it becomes all the more important to use a structure that is well-organised and clear to all parties involved. The kind of folder and file directory structure may ultimately depend on the nature of your research project, the disciplinary area you are working within, and the technical complexity involved. The UK Data Service provides some general advice on folder structures and notes that it helps to restrict the level of folders to three or four deep, and not to have more than ten items in each list.

You may also like to take a look at this tweet from @micahgallen for an effective directory structure (for research projects) and notice how many researchers this resonated with!