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Scholarly Communication: Research Data Management

Introduction to Research Data Management

Examples of Research Data Management plans

Source: Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School. New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum. Retrieved from

SPARC Roadmap for Action

The "Academic Community Control of Data Infrastructure -- A Roadmap for Action" offers a set of individual and collection action that institutions can consider taking to help ensure control of their data and data infrastructure. Recognizing there are no “one-size-fits-all” solutions to these complex issues, the roadmap offers a framework with multiple, concrete solutions that individual organizations can improve and adapt to their local culture and needs. The framework is divided into three main categories of action: risk mitigation, strategic choices, and community actions.

Build a Data Management Plan

Teach Data Management

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum contains a curriculum to teach data management skills to students and researchers in health sciences and STEM fields. The materials align with the National Science Foundation's data management plan recommendations.

Implement a Data Policy

OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) offers a guide to implementing a data policy for publishers here:

Share Your Data