The toolkit provides guidance to help researchers develop a data management plan (DMP), explaining how data generated or collected on a federally funded project will be described, shared, and preserved for ongoing access.
The toolkit is divided into the following three conceptual sections, navigable at left, with additional sections dedicated to NIH and NSF guidance.
Describing data - explains how to identify, describe, and label the data to be collected or generated.
Access - outlines considerations for sharing and distributing data
Reuse, archiving, and preservation - addresses long-term plans for reusing/redistributing, archiving, storing and preserving your data.
The toolkit also includes videos that get to the heart of why we should manage our research data.
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University Libraries-based, consultative support for research data management, offered by librarians in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library, Social Sciences Library, and Publishing and Curation Services department.
This tool has templates adhering to U.S. funding agency DMP requirements. Steps you through each section of a DMP and generates a plan at the end. Get your plan reviewed by a member of the Research Data Management team.
Offers language to integrate, as relevant, into your DMP. If used, consult the Libraries' Research Data Management Team, so that we're aware and can begin assisting you with managing your project's data.