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Hours

Mon-Th11am-7pm
Friday 11am-6pm

Templates and Resources

Data Storage and Preservation
  • Box: University of Illinois’ cloud storage solution, which has a variety of sharing and collaboration options.
  • What is Digital Preservation?: A page from the University of Michigan Library that discusses digital preservation, in particular emulation and migration as preservation strategies.
  • OpenRefine: A tool for working with messy data, cleaning it, transforming it into a new format, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases.

Data Repositories

  • IDEALS: The institutional repository for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • DataBib: A collaborative, annotated directory of research data repositories.
  • figshare: A repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner.
  • Dryad: An international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences.

Data Citation

Data Management Planning and Documentation

  • DMPTool: An online wizard that supports the creation of data management plans for a variety of funding agencies.
  • Colectica for Microscoft Excel: A free tool to document your spreadsheet data using DDI (Data Documentation Initiative), an open standard for data documentation.
  • Git: A free, open source, distributed version control system.
  • QualAnon: A transcript anonymization tool designed to de-identify qualitative interview transcripts.
  • Introduction to Metadata and Metadata Standards: From the Federation of Earth Science Partners, discusses terminology related to metadata, examples of metadata, and offers some suggestions on how to start implementing metadata creation into your data planning.

Data Organizations

  • Research Data Alliance: Aims to accelerate and facilitate research data sharing and exchange. The work of the Research Data Alliance is primarily undertaken through its working groups. Participation in working groups and interest groups, starting new working groups, and attendance at the twice-yearly plenary meetings is open to all.
  • Digital Curation Centre: Based in the UK, the DCC provides workshops, guides, case studies, and other resources to equip researchers with the skills they need to manage and share data.
  • aim to equip researchers and data custodians with the skills they need to manage and share data effectively. - See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/about-us#sthash.jQlrOrc7.dpuf
    Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research ICPSR): Provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.
    aim to equip researchers and data custodians with the skills they need to manage and share data effectively. - See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/about-us#sthash.jQlrOrc7.dpuf
    aim to equip researchers and data custodians with the skills they need to manage and share data effectively. - See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/about-us#sthash.jQlrOrc7.dpuf