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Assistance with Data Management

The Research Medical Library can assist you with creating a data management plan, assigning metadata to your research, finding a data repository, and leading discussion sessions for faculty on data management.

Data Management Best Practices

Good data management includes: 

  1. following institutional and grant agency standards
  2. assigning data steward responsibilities to research group members
  3. collecting data in a consistent and easily understood way
  4. using standard and non-proprietary file formats
  5. documenting your data
  6. backing up data regularly
  7. storing data for the long term
  8. sharing data and respecting intellectual property

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