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:
The Library: ResearchDataHelp@groups.dartmouth.edu
ITC - Research Computing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Sponsored Projects: email@example.com
Create a data management plan with the DMPTool
Meet funder requirements
Request a DMP review
Discipline specific help
File naming and organization
File sharing and data storage from ITS
Preservation for long-term access
Dartmouth Policy on Data Retention
Find data centers or repositories
DOIs for Datasets from EZID
Licensing your data
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.
DOIs are persistent identifiers that allow your completed datasets and other types of research outputs to be cited in a consistent manner. Correct attribution is much more likely when DOIs are part of a citation. Persistent identifiers ensure access to the material no matter where the content is hosted, throughout changes in the hosting web site as long as the owner updates the hosting site information. The Dartmouth Library has an institutional membership with DataCite that makes it easy to create and register DOIs using DataCite's metadata structure. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in assigning DOIs to your datasets.
ARK is a type of persistent identifier for all kinds of content. ARKs are particularly useful for Digital Humanities projects. The Dartmouth Library has an institutional license with CDL's EZID to assign sponsored accounts for particular projects that would benefit from persistent identifers. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in having a sponsored account to assign ARKs to your materials.