The History Data Management Lifecycle (HDML) model

The History Data Management Lifecycle (HDML) model

5. History Data Management Lifecycle (HDML)

5.7 Publication/Dissemination


Following the review, with corrections applied and all reasonable steps taken to maximise the integrity of the overall project, the result of the research be published or disseminated.  Published data may take the form of, for example, a database or datasets provided online. 

This phase  may be the prompt for the researcher to formulate different formats of availability. For example, a database may be provided online via a website, as well as held locally on an institutional repository for local use.

Vitally, the extent of the data to be published is affected at this juncture. The researcher will identify which specific elements of the researched data are to be published, and which elements do not need to be made available.



“Check that all revisions and changes have been made, and have been assessed. The final format for data publication will be checked by myself, my supervisor and the relevant IT personnel to ensure it complies with the standards of my institution, is accurately referenced within my other work (written thesis), and that references to my other work within the data are accurately maintained.


”The data files will be migrated to the institution’s HYDRA repository (in the case of the University of Hull) and maintained according the institution’s data management policies. This will include regular backups, data integrity checks and viability studies during the lifespan of the data – typically ten years after the last use of the data.”