Penn StateData Management Plan Tutorial

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Introduction to Data Management Plans:

NSF Directorates DMP guidelines: There are several directorates in the NSF that have more specific guidance than what follows in this tutorial. It is recommended that you refer to such guidelines (see the list below), if your directorate is included, in addition to taking this tutorial.

Other Resources:

Below are links to more information about the data planning and data sharing requirements that NSF and the NIH have in place; online courses/modules in data management; and a list of links to stories about data casualties.

Part 1: Data and Data Collection

Part 2: Documenting the Data

Part 3: Policies for Data Sharing and Access

Part 4: Reuse and Redistribution of Data

  • Faniel, Ixchel M., Adam Kriesberg, and Elizabeth Yakel. 2012. "Data Reuse and Sensemaking among Novice Social Scientists." ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1-10. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Preprint is available online.

Part 5: Long-Term Preservation and Archiving of Data

  • "Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive"
  • Vines, Timothy H., Arianne Y. K. Albert, Rose L. Andrew, Florence Débarre, Dan G. Bock, Michelle T. Franklin, Kimberly J. Gilbert, Jean-Sébastien Moore, Sébastien Renaut, and Diana J. Rennison. 2014. “The Availability of Research Data Declines Rapidly with Article Age.” Current Biology. Accessed January 2. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2013.11.014.
  • Goodman, Alyssa, Alberto Pepe, Alexander W. Blocker, Christine L. Borgman, Kyle Cranmer, Merce Crosas, Rosanne Di Stefano, et al. 2014. “Ten Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data.” PLoS Comput Biol 10 (4): e1003542. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003542.