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Data Management Planning

Guide for creating data management plans

Introduction to data management

We’re here to help you manage, share, and preserve your research data. University library staff will help you to curate your own data to preserve it for not only personal use but also for meeting specific funding requirements. This guide will help you to go through the process of managing your own data and creating your own data management plans in the following phases:

  • Before Your Research Begins

    • Schedule a data management plan (DMP) consultation or explore funding agency requirements for data and learn best practices for getting IRB approval for sharing data.
    • See more tools for planning for data management
  • During Your Research

    •  Attend workshops and explore online training resources on best practices for data management
    •  Get help creating documentation and using metadata standards
    •  Discover appropriate CSUN campus services for data, such as data storage & file recovery
    •  Access more tools for managing your data during your research
  •   After Your Research Ends

    •     Share your data broadly in CSUN ScholarWorks Open Access Repository (SOAR)
    •     Self-archive your data in a specific disciplinary repository
    •     See more tools for archiving and sharing your data after your research ends

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