Managing data simply means planning for storage, organization, and long-term retrieval of your data. This is important for any researcher, and is mandated by some funders. This guide covers data management resources at UC Davis, including tools from the UC Libraries for writing funder-required data management plans and resources for identifying, storing and publishing data and datasets.
This guide covers:
- Getting started: organizing your data, long-term considerations
- Data Management Plans: writing a plan describing the management of your data, as required by many funders
- Storing your data: repositories where you can store your data, including the UC repository Merritt
- Publishing and citing data: how to identify specific datasets for publication, and how to cite datasets
- UCD resources: campus resources, data repositories, and getting help from the library
Researchers creating data. They didn't have to submit a DMP, but you might!
At the UC Davis Libraries, contact any of the following librarians with questions about data and data management plans:
- Phoebe Ayers: Physical Sciences and Engineering Librarian
- Raquel Abad: Health Sciences Librarian (Blaisdell Medical Library, Sacramento)
- Deanna Johnson: Health Sciences Librarian (Carlson Health Sciences Library)
- Laura Soito: Biological and Agricultural Sciences Librarian
- Ruth Gustafson: Biological and Agricultural Sciences Librarian
The University of California Curation Center (UC3) also offers assistance with their services.
You may also wish to consult your subject specialist librarian for research help.