Environmental Data Management Best Practices


Environmental Data Management Best Practices (EDM-1) 
Guidance Document | December 2022

About the Resources

The Environmental Data Management (EDM) Team’s chief objective was to provide a platform for the integration and cohesion of data management policies across environmental disciplines and programs through online implementation trainings and community forums. This ITRC Team produced a toolkit that focuses on the fundamentals of environmental data management practices so that organizations can progress toward more modernized and efficient data management.


Effective data management serves as the foundation for accurate data analyses, data visualizations, and sound decision-making. Given the crucial role data management plays throughout the regulatory and scientific communities and beyond, this multidisciplinary ITRC team will search for broad consensus on the current patchwork of guidelines for data management. The team will develop Environmental Data Management Best Practices that can be applied across a wide spectrum of environmental data.

Team Lifespan:

January 2021 - December 2022

Team Leaders

Douglas Morrison