Research Data Management Guide

This guide is intended to assist you in topics of planning, collecting, cleaning, preserving, and and sharing research data.


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Data Management Plans (DMPs)

If your research involves data collection, you should have a plan for how you will collect, store, describe, and share your data. 

The resources below can help you understand when, why, and how to create a plan for managing and sharing your data.

Reviewing the FAIR principles of research data will also help you in developing a good data management plan. 

Protecting Sensitive Data


DMPTool is a free tool from University of California to help researchers create, review, and share data management plans that meet requirements from institutions and funding agencies such as NIH, NSF, DOD, DOJ, etc. DMPTool includes templates and guidance.

Example Data Management Plans (DMPs)


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