The University Libraries are here to assist you with research data management issues through best practices, training, and services to address data sharing and preservation issues. This site offers tools and solutions for creation, storage, analysis, dissemination, and preservation of your research data.
Creating a data management plan?The libraries can help you create a data management plan. We are interested in working with individuals to consult on the best ways to share, disseminate, and make accessible their research data. Here are some next steps you can take toward creating your plan:
- Take one of our data management workshops (Spring 2014 Session open for sign-ups) or watch a recorded session.
- Learn about the various funding agency requirements and recommendations (ie. NSF Data Sharing Policy).
- View a list of subject-specific data repositories to determine the best place to share your data.
- Get access to data management tools and services on campus and include them in your data management plan.
- Consult with a data librarian to archive your data with the library.
Why is data management important?
Data management throughout the data life-cycle will not only help save you time, but it will help you:
- increase the impact of your research with data citation.
- clearly document and provide evidence for your research in conjunction with published results.
- comply with sharing mandates and meet copyright, and ethical compliance (ie. HIPAA).
- preserve data for long-term access and safeguard your investment from loss.
- describe and share data with others to further new discoveries and research.