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A guide to support data management best practices.
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General Data Management Resources

  • Data Management Class PowerPoint
    The PowerPoint presentation from the library's Introduction to Data Management class. The following video was included in the class and illustrates a few data management pitfalls:

  • MIT Data Management and Publishing
    MIT subject guide that serves as a self-help guide to managing and curating research data throughout the data life cycle.
  • DataONE
    DataONE is an NSF supported initiative around data sharing. It's focus is on infrastructure, research and education in data sharing. It has several useful tools including:
    Best Practices Database - search or browse to best practices topics e.g. Create and document a data backup policy.
    Educational Module - An indepth step by step module about data management e.g. Data Quality Control and Assurance.
  • Warning: These excellent resources are from the UK, so information around data policies will be different from those in the US.

    University of Edinburgh Research Data Management Guide
    Guide to managing research data from the Information Services department at The University of Edinburgh, includes checklists to provide guidance through data management process.

    UK Data Archive
    This site features many useful data management resources including research data lifecycle and a downloadable, concise and well-written, guide to managing and sharing data.

Metadata/Data Documentation

Data Management Planning

Data Repositories

  • Data Repositories, Open Access Directory
    A list of repositories and databases for open data.
  • Databib
    A database of data repositories. May be used to find datasets, or find a place to deposit your data. Note: not all of the repositories in this system allow you to deposit data.
  • Dryad Digital Repository
    A data repository for the basic and applied sciences, Dryad provides a platform for data related to a publication. Supports smaller datasets, and is governed by a consortium of journals that promote data archiving.
  • NIH-Supported Data Sharing Repositories
    This page shows a list of NIH-supported data repositories that accept submissions of appropriate data from NIH-funded investigators. The list also includes resources that aggregate information about biomedical data and information sharing systems.

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