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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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CSB/SJU Library's Data Management Services

The CSB/SJU Library can help you manage your data. Once you contact your liaison librarian, your needs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will help you determine:

The best long-term storage format for your data.
In general, archived file formats should be
--documented standards
--common usage within your research community
--standard representation

See the University of Minnesota's File Formats for Long-Term Access document.

Where the data will be stored.
Options include our institutional repository, CSB/SJU IT Services file storage, or a discipline-specific repository. For more information, click on the Data Repositories tab above.

How to make the data discoverable.



This guide supports researchers who want to effectively manage their data, learn about the research data life cycle, or understand newer requirements from grant funding agencies for managing research data.

For assistance with data curation or in writing a data management plan, please contact Jonathan Carlson, Diana Symons, or your liaison librarian


Why Create a Data Management Plan?

Why is data management important?
--Archiving and providing access to your data benefits you, other researchers, and the broader scholarly community.
--Many funding agencies require data management plans to ensure future access to grant supported research data.
--In order to ensure long-term access to research data, you need to actively and intentionally plan the storage of, and access to, data sets.

A data management plan helps you to...
--Comply with sharing mandates and meet copyright compliance.
--Preserve data successfully and ensure that your data will be accessible and usable in the future.
--Clearly document and provide evidence for your research. 
--Create and maintain a permanent archive of the data that supports your published findings.
--Improve access to your publications.
--Increase the impact of your research with data citation.
--Support open access, which further benefits interdisciplinary research.

Science Librarian

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Much of the content for this guide was reused or adapted from Boston College's "Data Management" LibGuide. I am indebted to Barbara Mento and the rest of BC's Data Management Support Team for giving me permission to repurpose their content.


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