Cornell Data Management

Sharing and Archiving Your Data

Sharing and archiving your data so that you, others in your lab group, and researchers at other institutions can find and access your data, now and in the long term, is increasingly becoming a funding requirement, as well as being good practice for research in an interdisciplinary world. There are a growing number of repositories where you can deposit your data, from Cornell's eCommons to publishers' sites to disciplinary data repositories. Below are some useful directories to repositories. There are also a lot of general factors to consider in evaluating digital repositories, some of which we will consider in class.


eCommons: Open scholarship at Cornell



eCommons is a service of the Cornell University Library that 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."

This library guide explains more about what is included in eCommons and how best to search for resources.

Services at Cornell for Data Sharing and Archiving

Need Data Help? The Research Data Management Service Group Is Here!

Research Data Management Services Group: comprehensive data management planning and services

The Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) 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!


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"

Cornell Institute for Social & Economic Research (CISER)

CISER Cornell Institute for Social & Economic Research Logo

CISER provides a range of support, technology, and collaboration in our focus areas of data services, consulting, and training for social science researchers at Cornell. We assist with advanced data support, including reproducibility services, data discovery and use, research data management practices, statistical software training, and project team support.


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