About the Research Data Toolkit Creators
The Library's Data Management Committee has compiled this toolkit to help researchers understand the issues involved in data management and provide resources for formulating data management plans and managing research data.
The Research Data Toolkit is the work of the Data Management Committee of the University Library and the Health Sciences Library in partnership with a variety of University offices and groups. It is intended to help faculty find the resources they need to write cogent and realistic data management plans specifically in response to the National Science Foundation requirement for data management plans to be included in all grant proposals to be submitted by January 18, 2011 or later.
The Libraries formed a data management working group (DMWG) in early 2009 whose members have been educating ourselves about data issues, library initiatives in assessing and supporting research data needs, and establishing connections with campus groups who have roles in supporting research data for the University. Now formalized as the Data Management Committee, we still welcome participation by any library staff and parties affiliated with campus who are concerned with data managment issues. If you are interested in sitting in on a meeting, please email email@example.com. We also maintain a DMWG listserv for anyone interested in general data management issues. Again, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to subscribe.
Members of the DMC include:
Lawrence Giffin (2014)
Barrie Hayes, co-chair (2014)
Nathaniel King (2014)
Phil McDaniel (2014)
Jill Sexton (2014)
Angela Bardeen (2015)
Heather Gendron (2015)
Matt Jansen (2015)
Danianne Mizzy, co-chair (2015)
Tim Shearer (2015)
Michele Hayslett, ex officio
Campus Partners / Collaborators
We are happy to be sharing the development of the content of this guide and, in particular, of our courses with the following groups (so far):
About this Guide
This toolkit is intended to help researchers understand the issues involved in data management; provide resources for formulating data management plans and managing research data; and locate services available on campus for various aspects of data management. The Data Management Committee of the UNC Libraries maintains the content of this guide. For a basic primer on Data Management Plans, please see this guide.
If you don't find information here for the funding agency to which you will be sending a proposal and/or for which you want help with formulating your data manangement plan, please contact us at email@example.com.
Sources for content included in the UNC Libraries Research Data Toolkit include: