Wilkinson,C., Green, A., Almany, J., Dionne, S. 2003. Monitoring Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas: Version 1. A Practical Guide on how Monitoring can Support Effective Management of MPAs . Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia and the IUCN Marine Program, Gland, Switzerland.
Chapter 8 (Page 49) of this guide on how to carry out effective monitoring of MPAs considers data storage, analysis, accessibility and reporting. There is a description of the 8 critical steps for data management which contain some useful advice for practitioners to consider prior to carrying out data collection.