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Research Data Management: Home

Use this guide to learn more about research data management. The guide offers resources, tools, and practical tips to help you effectively manage research data from the early planning stages to publishing/sharing and beyond.

Research Data Management 101

RDM services

Instruction/ training on RDM topics including:

  • Overview of best practices for RDM across the data lifecycle
  • Data and metadata standards
  • Documentation and electronic lab notebooks
  • File naming conventions and ReadMe files
  • Data visualization and data literacy
  • Data sharing and reuse

Consultations to:

  • Help prepare Data Management Plans (DMPs)
  • Conduct data interviews
  • Select a data repository

Data Lifecycle

Research Data Management Librarian

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Marla Hertz, PhD
Mervyn H. Sterne Library


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