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Data Management

Background and links to more information about data management issues.

Resesearch Data Management @ Dartmouth


We help faculty, student, and staff researchers to organize, analyze, store, and share their research data.  We can help prepare data management plans (DMPs) for grant proposals, consult on best practices for storage and preservation, help optimize sharing and discovery of data, and assist with your data visualizations.  We work with ITS, OSP, and others to advance research data management at Dartmouth College.


Contact us directly for assistance:


Write a Data Management Plan

  • Create a data management plan with the DMPTool

  • Meet funder requirements

  • Request a DMP review

Find Data

  • Discipline specific help

  • Data repositories

Organize and Analyze Data

  • File naming and organization

  • Cleaning data

  • Visualizing data

Store Data

  • File sharing and data storage from ITS

  • Preservation for long-term access

  • Dartmouth Policy on Data Retention

Share Data

  • Find data centers or repositories

  • DOIs for Datasets from EZID

  • Data citation

  • Licensing your data


  • Instruction

  • Individual consultations

  • Workshops

Quick Links

Dartmouth guide to data management, from OSP, Computing and the Library

DMPTool   An online tool to help you write a data management plan.  Select "Get Started", locate Dartmouth in the pull down menu, and access Dartmouth specific information and help, along with templates from funding agencies, models and advice. 

Dartmouth's slide show on data management plans

RSTOR at Dartmouth (Research Computing Data Storage)

Field specific guidelines:

ICPSR Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans

NSF Requirements for Data Management Plans

Tools for data management and citation:

1. DOIs for Datasets from EZID

DOIs are persistent identifiers that allow your datasets to be cited in a consistent manner and ensure correct attribution.  Dartmouth has an institutional account from EZID that makes it easy to mint DOIs with DataCite. Contact if you are interested in having a group account to assign DOIs to your datasets.

2. Measuring Impact of Data

How to Track the Impact of Research Data with Metrics 

This easy to follow guide from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) covers the key points and tools for making data reusable and tracking that use.