Ben is a graduate student working in an engineering lab. He collects and generates a lot of data that shares with his advisor. He stores it on multiple computers and sometimes has trouble finding things since they are not consistently named. Ben is concerned that when we graduates next year, the data he collected for the lab will be difficult to understand and use by future students.
A Savvy Solution
Ben can take the Data Management Course offered online by the University Libraries that will walk him through the steps of creating a data management plan. Watch this introductory video to learn more.
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 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.