Data Curation, What is Your Plan?!

January 4th, 2011

Do you need to describe your data-management plan in your NSF grant application? Are you frustrated by losing your research data to disk failure, laptop theft, or record-keeping issues? Would you appreciate an unbiased review of your lab’s data-management practices?

If so, then Research Data Services is available to help.

Research Data Services is a team of librarians, IT professionals, and research-support staff who help researchers with answering data-management questions. For instance, the team can help with addressing the following concerns:

  • Data-management plans for the NSF and other funding agencies
  • Best practices in digital-data preservation and data sharing
  • Process and workflow evaluation and assessment
  • Connections with helpful experts and other campus resources

Learn more about data management and arrange for individual consultations by visiting the Research Data Services Website.

Research Data Services is a pilot collaboration between UW-Madison Libraries, DoIT, the CIO office, the Graduate School, and the School of Library and Information Studies to assist researchers with data curation needs. Digital data curation has been identified as a campus IT strategic initiative.

With thanks to Dorothea Salo, Research Services Librarian, for this blog post.