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Many Funding Agencies Require a Data Management Plan
If you are seeking funding or have questions about the grant process, reach out to the FSU Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs
Why Manage Research Data?
Proper research data management increases the transparency and integrity of your research outputs, has personal and professional benefits, and protects your data against hardware or software failure. In addition to all of these benefits many funding agencies now require researchers to submit data management plans, or descriptions of the data created in a research project and how that data will be managed, preserved, and shared.
In 2013 the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy published what is commonly known as the "Public Access Memo", with the aim of increasing access to federally funded research. Since the publication of this document a many government funding agencies require the submission of Data Management Plans in grant proposals.
Visit the links below for information on funding agency requirements for data management plans. These links are historic. Double check with your funding agency to see if a data management plan is required.
Resources for Learning about Research Data Management
Research Data MANTRA
Research Data MANTRA is a series of self-paced modules on research data that include video components and quiz users along the way. Research Data Mantra is particularly useful for researchers who want a quick self-paced introduction to research data management.
Coursera Research Data Management
This popular MOOC covers research data management in a series of video lectures and quizzes. The MOOC is free and run on a regular basis, but requires creating an account to access the materials.
DataOne Best Practices
The DataOne Best Practices provides recommendations for effectively working with data through all the research stages. DataOne also includes specific recommendations for the management of Citizen Science data.