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Data Management


While not all of these resources are specific to health sciences, they do provide good examples of data management plans and information on creating a customized plan.


Data Management Planning Resources

●      California Digital Library: DMP Tool

●      Digital Curation Centre: DMP Online

●      ICPSR:

               ○      Designing a Restricted Data Use Contract

               ○      Framework for Creating a Data Management Plan

               ○      Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans

●      Johns Hopkins University: NIH Data Sharing Plans

●      MIT: Guides to Data Management

●      University of Melbourne: Research Data Management Plan Template

●      University of Minnesota: Sample Data Management Plans


Best Practices

●      Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)- Guide to Social Science Data Preparation

●      DataONE: Best Practices Primer

●      Office of Research Integrity, US Department of Health and Human Services: Guidelines for Responsible Data Management in Scientific Research

●      Griffith University (Austrialia): Best Practice Guidelines for Researchers: Managing research data and primary materials

●      Biomedical Standards-MIBBI: Minimal information guidelines in bioscience


Locating Data Repositories

●      How to choose a data repository

●      Databib

●      Directories of Repositories maintained by NIH



Data Storage

At Jefferson: Jefferson Digital Commons - see 10 Benefits of Depositing Data sets in the Jefferson Digital Commons

Outside of Jefferson:

●      Dataverse Network

●      Dryad

●      Figshare

●      Bitbucket

●      Github

Contact Us

For more information on data management plans and storing data sets, contact our Jefferson Digital Commons librarian:

Kelsey Duinkerken, Special Collections and Digital Services Librarian