Data Management Course for Science

Learning how to properly manage data will be important in your scientific career, especially given the increasing requirements from funders like NSF and NIH that scientists submit data management plans with their grant proposals. Here are some links that can help you get started thinking about this in advance.

Cornell Data Management

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DMP (Data Management Plan) Tool

DMP tool logo: guidance adn resources for your data management plan


"The DMPTool is a collaboration of multiple institutions, including DataONE. The DMPTool will help you:

  • Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
  • Meet funder requirements for data management plans
  • Get step-by-step instructions and guidance for your data management plan as you build it
  • Learn about resources and services available at your institution to help fulfill the data management requirements of your grant"

Need Data Help? Cornell Data Services Is Here!

Cornell Data Services is a cross-disciplinary organization that links Cornell University faculty, staff and students with data management services and best practices to meet their research needs. Ways we can help include:

Email us for assistance with your data management questions!


Organize your LAB DATA

eCommons: Cornell's Repository

eCommons logo

eCommons is Cornell's digital repository, which "provides long-term access to a broad range of Cornell-related digital content of enduring value. It is open to anyone affiliated with Cornell University (faculty, staff, students, or groups/organizations) as a place to store, organize, preserve, index, and redistribute materials in digital formats that may be useful for educational, scholarly, research, or historical purposes."