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Resources for managing research data including storage, archiving, and sharing as well as writing data management plans.

Data Management Planning: What, Why, and How.

This five-minute video above will provide an overview to data management planning. https://youtu.be/gYDb-GP1CA4

You may ask "Why should I share my data?"

If you opt to share your data in an openly accessible digital repository, research shows that this will lead to increased citation rates. Read more on this topic in the 2007 article, "Sharing Detailed Research Data Is Associated with Increased Citation Rate" by Heather A. Piwowar, Roger S. Day and Douglas B. Fridsma in PLoS One 2(3): http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0000308

Simply put- Sharing your data will increase use of your research!

Getting Started

Managing data simply means planning for storage, organization, and long-term retrieval of your data. This is important for any researcher and is actually mandated by some funders. This guide covers data management resources currently available at Kent State University.

A few years ago, researchers didn't have to be concerned with DMPs (Data Managment Plans)...but that has changed!

This guide covers:

  • Writing a Data Mangement Plan: Writing a plan describing the management of your data, as required by many funders. Discuss tools to use, as well as the process of writing the plan.
  • Digital Repository Options: Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries highlights the scholarship at all of Kent State University’s campuses and locations. The Digital Commons Institutional Repository is an online tool for collecting, preserving and providing access to the intellectual output of an institution in digital format And other Data Repository Options: If your data storage needs can't be satisfied by Digital Commons, there are other options out there that are also explained as well.
  • Intellectual Property and Copyright: Intellectual Property is protected by law, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create.
  • Data security: Overview of access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, inspection, recording or destruction of data
  • Data management services at University Libraries

Contact the research data management working group at Kent State directly with any of your questions at researchdata@kent.edu.