What Is Data Management & What Goes In a Plan?

A general introduction to what data management is, why it's important and some basics on how to write a plan to accomplish it.

Contact Information

Subject Librarians

Research librarians can help identify metadata standards and discipline-specific repositories.  Request a consultation:

Odum Institute

The Odum Institute provides training, data analysis and data management solutions.  It is especially helpful for:

  • Key considerations for managing research data
  • Providing information on the details of the NSF requirements
  • Identifying UNC and other resources to assist you in preparing data management plans

For more information, contact Thu-Mai Christian, Assistant Director for Archives, 919-962-6293.

Carolina Digital Repository (CDR)

UNC's institutional repository which provides persistent access to research materials for the UNC community.  It offers:

  • Consultations on data retention
  • Consultations on generation of descriptive information (metadata)
  • Can assist with Data Management Plan if CDR is indicated as repository

For more information, contact cdr@unc.edu

Libraries Scholarly Communications Office

Staff are available for consultations about

  • Copyright
  • Open access, and
  • Other intellectual property issues.

Contact the staff to schedule an appointment.

Still have questions?

Email them to dataplan@listserv.unc.edu