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Research Data Management

Where do I begin?

The Center for Data and Visualization Sciences in the Duke University Libraries is a great place to start if you are new to formal data management planning and practices.  We can assist you with developing a data management plan, identifying useful tools for project management, selecting an appropriate metadata standard and finding the best-fit data repository.  We are "lifecycle" partners and are happy to assist you during any stage of the research process.

Duke University Library Subject Specialists are also partners in the research process and can assist you with domain-specific resources and questions. 

For the Medical Center, see the final box below.

Technology & Data Support

There are various options at Duke that support research computing.  You may not need to search any further than your own departmental IT group. However, if you aren't sure of what you might need, these links give you a place to start.

Policy & Research Support

Need to know more about Duke's policies around research data collection?  

Copyright Consultations

If you have questions about copyright pertaining to data, your best place to start is the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communications. They can provide information about what the best CC license is to apply for your situation, assist you with getting an ORCID, and how to best determine your research impact.

Get Help at the Medical Center

A good place to start is with your Liaison Librarian in the Duke Medical Center Library and Archives.  They can assist you with domain-specific questions and resources as well as refer you to services at the Medical Center.  They also have provided additional helpful library guides on Data Sharing and Public Access Policies and NIH Public Access Policy Compliance.

Below is a list of other medical center-specific resources that can assist with research data management.