University Libraries assists the campus community with finding and managing data for their research needs. From creating project workflows and managing data to finding secondary data and preparing data for sharing, we're here to help.
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Finding and curating data
Our data librarian can help you find the right data for your project needs and look over your data before deposit.
Our data librarian can help you with your data management plan (DMP) whether you are just getting started or have a plan that's ready to review.
Help, funding and tools
Whether you are just starting your project or nearing the end, our data librarian will meet you wherever you are and guide you through the next stage of your project.
Beginning of project
- Creating a project workflow.
- Finding secondary data.
- Identifying active storage solutions.
- Identifying data needs.
- Tips for setting up data structures for success.
- Writing a data management plan (DMP).
- Continuing data education through workshop attendance.
- Documenting for reusability.
- Redefining data needs.
- Re-establishing data responsibilities.
- Refining data structures (such as file naming conventions and tabular data setups).
End of project
- Curating and documenting a final dataset.
- De-identifying data for sharing.
- Selecting a data repository.
- Revisiting preservation and destruction responsibilities.
The University Libraries provides access to the following tools to help you analyze data:
- ArcGIS Pro
- MATLAB r2020a
- PyCharm IDE
- SPSS Statistics 27
Visit our Available Software page to find out which computers at Waldo Library have these tools.
You can find free training workshops on how to use some of these tools at datacarpentry.org/lessons. Training for data tools is not provided by the Libraries.
Have a data question?
Reach out to our data librarian Daria Orlowska and schedule a consultation.