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Quick Tools

If you are looking for useful tools to address your data management challenges, start with these:

  • DMPTool  
    An online tool for the creation of data management plans (DMPs). Includes DMP templates for many funders. Log in with your OSU ONID and password.
  • DataBib
    Searchable list of data repositories. Use it to locate an appropriate place to archive your research data.
  • Metadata Schema
    Database of metadata schema; browse by discipline, results include related tools for capturing or creating metadata.

Research Data Services @ OSU

The OSU Libraries Research Data Services group is housed within the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services. We provide guidance and support for all aspects of the data lifecycle, from planning your data management strategy during the proposal phase through preserving your data at the conclusion of your project. Our services are free of charge, and we are happy to partner with you on proposals and projects.


Why improve your data stewardship?


How Can We Help?

  • Not sure where to start? See Campus Data Services for a list of data-related services and support all over campus
  • Need to write a data management plan? We offer several resources for you.
  • Interested in learning about the best ways to organize, store, share and preserve your data? See our guide to managing data.
  • Questions? Contact us!

NEW! Guide to data sharing and preservation services

Did you know that you can meet funder and journal requirements for sharing data by using OSU's institutional repository, ScholarsArchive@OSU? See our new guide for more information! If you have questions, please contact us.


NEW! Grad Course in Data Management

This 2-credit course will be offered every Winter term. GRAD 521 will be a careful examination of all aspects of research data management best practices. Designed to prepare students to exceed funder mandates for performance in data planning, documentation, preservation and sharing in an increasingly complex digital research environment. Open to students of all disciplines. For more information, see the course web site.

Contact Us


  • Amanda Whitmire
    Data Management Specialist
    Assistant Professor
  • Steve Van Tuyl
    Data & Digital Repository Librarian
    Assistant Professor

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