Research Data Management Support
The Libraries has developed resources and links to help you complete your Data Management Plan (DMP) for funding proposals. There are many funding agencies that require Data Management Plans, including the NSF, NIH, and other federal agencies. You will need to answer questions on data types, metadata created, how to share data, and preservation of data when you create your DMP.
Some things to think about in creating your data management plan:
- can you identify sites to share your data?
- what is the best way to manage your data long-term post-proposal?
- are there reasons data cannot be publicly shared (i.e., due to confidentiality of research subjects)?
- will journal publications require links to your research data?
- can the grant program fund data post-project?
The NSF and NIH have sources that address DMPs:
- NSF Requirements, instructions and advice for PIs for Directorates, Offices, Divisions and Programs.
- NSF Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results Policy
- NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance
The best source of sample DMPs is the DMPToolkit. It also contains templates for many federal and other funding agencies.
Looking for data repositories to store your data? Two tools can help you:
- Open Access Directory data repositories: listed by subject
- re3data.org: searchable registry of research data repositories
There are many data repositories and places to share research data. Popular sites are:
- ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
- OpenScience Framework (OSF)
There are also campus data service options. ITS has an overview of Campus Facilities & Resources relevant to those preparing DMPs. It includes data storage as well as other campus services. For more information contact Sushma Madduri at 777-4511.
The Strategic Research Initiatives in the Research Foundation has also prepared a brief of NSF Data Management Plans. (Note: access requires PODs username and password.)
Still need help? The Libraries Director of Assessment and Scholarly Communications, Elizabeth Brown, can assist you with creating your data plan at (607) 777-4882.