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Data management guide

UMass Amherst Libraries has a Data Working Group which helps researchers find help for managing their data. We have a guide, like this one:

Data Management

and more information on the library's website.

NSF grant applications require a Data Management Plan, the Data Working Group can provide feedback before submission of the grant.

We also run workshops for faculty and graduate students on basic data management.

What's this Data Management page for?

Grant-awarding agencies like the National Science Foundation require a data management plan in grant applications. Increasingly, they are also requiring data generated by grant-funded research be made available whenever possible.

Making your data available and useful for other researchers can amplify the influence and importance of your research. 

Why Good Data Management is Important

"Please stop talking now."

Open Data Repositories for Microbiology

Collections of data repositories

  • Open Access Directory/Data repositories Research data repositories, often from peer-reviewed articles. Data are open access - anyone can use the data (unless otherwise noted) in these repositories with proper attribution.

And a few examples: