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Data Management for Research

This guide presents information on the effective management of data created through research — including creating a data management plan for grant or project proposals, preserving data after project completion and sharing data with other researchers.

About this Guide

About this Guide

The library guide on research data management is designed with the needs of UMSL faculty, students and staff in mind. Research data management is an evolving practice driven by  data management planning requirements of funding agencies and by thae advantages of greater access via the web. This guide attempts to provide researches with an understanding of research data management and to aid in the preparation of data management plans.


Nothing on this guide is to be construed as legal advice. These pages are intended to provide information and guidance in the application of copyright law and to expand on the University of Missouri System Collected Rules and Regulations.


MIT Libraries, Data Management,, 2016, CC BY-NC 2.0
Rutgers Libraries, Data Management: Home,, 2016
MS&T Libraries, Data Management, 2017


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Creative Commons License

The text contained in the guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License.