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Research Data Services

Our librarians provide expert guidance, project consultation, and technical assistance on various aspects of data management and curation. You can consult us about data management planning, data sharing and publishing, long-term preservation, and related topics. Contact us to get started:

Key Activities

  • Open data - Create and publish open data
  • Data-management plans - Design and carry out plans for funding agencies, organizations, and journals
  • Data archiving - Archive and preserve data with UMD Libraries
  • Managing data - Construct well-organized, well-documented data collections. In some cases, we can provide data architecture and governance, data transformation and manipulation, and custom software development.

If you need to write a data-management or -sharing plan for a grant proposal or journal submission, please see our guide to data management plans

Archiving Data with the Libraries

You may be able to use the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM) to archive, preserve, and disseminate data and other research products. DRUM satisfies data sharing requirements from funding agencies and journals. More information.

Need a place to archive data?

UMD researchers can archive data, code, and other materials in DRUM. Check out the quick overview.

Download boilerplate text for your data management plan.

Get our data management briefing

Receive an email briefing on funding agency policies, data management tools, and more. Quarterly.

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Past briefings:

Fall 2015

Winter 2014