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What Is Data Management & What Goes In a Plan?: Tools

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


The DMPTool is a series of templates to walk researchers through data management plan construction.  Although developed by California Digital Library it is customized for UNC to offer campus resources appropriate to each step.  Researchers must log in with their Onyen.  Plans can be saved online and shared with other researchers.

Research Data Toolkit

Developed by UNC Libraries staff, the Toolkit provides templates, sample plans, and guidelines for writing your plan.  Other features include online tutorials and workshop recordings, a schedule for brown-bag workshops and a rich set of best practices information for data management basics such as file-naming.


Disciplinary Repositories (External to UNC)

Repositories are many and varied.  The metasite noted below is useful for finding repositories in any discipline.