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Research Data Services

Information about how to organize, describe, preserve and share your research data

Research Data Services @ OSU

The OSU Libraries Research Data Services group provides 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.

This guide is divided into two parts:

  1. How to best manage your data (see topics on the navigation bar, left);
  2. How to write a data management plan, including a list of current Federal public access policies;

Why improve your data stewardship?

Increase the VISIBILITY of your research with data citation. 

Documentation will preserve the INTEGRITY of your data

Ensure the PRESERVATION of your lifelong body of work

Save TIME and simpligy

Facilitate new discoveries and data REUSE

Support OPEN ACCESS to your results

Comply with funder REQUIREMENTS

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!

DMP support

We offer consultation support in addition to online tools and information related to creating a data management plan and meeting agency requirements. See our Data Management Plans guide for more information, and contact us with questions.

Data sharing & 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 Research Datasets guide for more information! If you have questions about ScholarsArchive@OSU, please contact us.

Quick Tools

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