Several university libraries have developed or sponsored courses, tutorials, and research guides about data management.
The whole notion of developing a data management plan and depositing data may seem daunting. Queen's University Library is here to support and partner with you to make sure this process is as painless as possible.
We can help you with:
Managing your data by helping with data management plans for grant proposals.
Documenting your data so it is ready to be archived and eventually shared.
Preparing your data for archiving -- ensuring it is properly coded, anonymized, formated, etc.
Preserving and archiving your data in an appropriate repository or archive.
Sharing your data by promoting open access data sets, and ensuring your data is 'discoverable'.
More and more libraries are providing data support services to the research community of their institutions. We have highlighted a few examples of the services being offered. For a more comprehensive look at academic libraries offering data support, please see the August 2010 report E-Science and Data Support Services: A Study of ARL Member Institutions.