CSB/SJU Libraries' Research Data Management Services
This guide supports CSB/SJU researchers who want to effectively manage their data, learn about the research data life cycle, or understand current requirements from grant funding agencies for managing research data. The CSB/SJU Libraries can help you manage your research data. Once you contact your liaison librarian, your needs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will help you determine:
- How to make your research data discoverable.
- Where your research data will be stored.
Options include our institutional repository (DigitalCommons@CSB/SJU); CSB/SJU IT Services file storage; or a discipline-specific repository. For more information, click on the “Data Repositories” tab in the sidebar navigation.
- The best long-term storage format for your research data.
In general, archived file formats should be non-proprietary; unencrypted; uncompressed; open; interoperable; documented standards; common usage within your research community; and standard representation.
Why Create a Data Management Plan (DMP)?
Why is research 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.