Our Tools and Services

The University Libraries provide data management and curation tools and services for your data. We also refer you to other campus-based services. See During Your Research for additional information.

Plan: Support for Writing Data Management Plans (DMP)

We provide one-on-one assistance, templates, and consultation when writing DMPs, now required by some grant funding agencies (e.g. NSF and NIH).

  • Grant deadline? (contact us for timely consultation and feedback on your next DMP.
  • Not sure where to start? Use our online templates to help draft a DMP.
  • Sensitive data? Learn how to create IRB content forms that facilitate sharing later.

Manage: Metadata Consultation and Data Management Training

Data management consultants will help with topics such as:

Share: Data Repository and Curation Services

Up to 100GB per
project at no cost

UMN researchers may deposit data to the Libraries’ Data Repository for U of M (DRUM), subject to our collection policies. Data sets submitted to the Data Repository are reviewed by data curation staff to ensure that data is in a format and structure that best facilitates long-term access, discovery, and reuse.

Grant Partner: Full Life-cycle Support for Data

On request

The Libraries offer a full suite of support for PIs that seek support for data management, data sharing, and long-term preservation for data generated by funded grants. Costs determined per grant-funded project, contact us to discuss your project.


Need help?

Contact Us with your questions and we will consult with you or point you to the right person, resource, or service on campus.