Data Management

A Tulane University Libraries Research Data Management team assists Tulane faculty, students, and staff with the management, organization, and sharing of research data. Librarians are available for individual consultations, classroom instruction, and on-demand workshops. The team also provides campus workshops throughout the fall and spring semesters on data management, writing data management plans, and tools to clean data. 

To learn more about data management best practices and tools, visit the Data Management Library Guide

Questions? Email data@tulane.edu

NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy: Effective January 25, 2023

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires grantees and contractors to make results and outputs of NIH-funded research available to the public through effective and efficient data management and data sharing practices.  

The 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy applies to all contract applications for research and competing grant applications for research, including competitive renewals, submitted on or after January 25, 2023

In preparation for this policy, Tulane Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), Information Technology, Libraries, Research Compliance, and Office of Research will provide training opportunities and town halls in December 2022 and January 2023. Details regarding these sessions will be distributed on SPA listservs and posted on this site. This will include guidance on using Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) as persistent identifiers required by the NIH policy.   

 

Resources: 

Memo from Office of the Vice President for Research regarding NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing effective January 25, 2023 

Learn what is expected of investigators and institutions under the 2023 NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy for applications submitted on or after January 25, 2023.  

Make a Data Management Plan

Creating and implementing a data management plan (DMP) saves time, increases research impact, improves accessibility, addresses privacy and confidentiality issues, safeguards data, and ensures funder compliance. Use the DMPTool to view example DMPs and create a DMP that meets the needs of funders.

Visit the Data Management Library Guide to learn more about DMPs and the DMPTool. 

Questions? Email data@tulane.edu

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Organize your Research

The organization and storage of data is essential in the research process. LabArchives is an electronic notebook that enables researchers to capture, manage, store, and share information and data. LabArchives also facilitates collaboration amongst researchers within a lab, institution, and with external stakeholders.

Visit the LabArchives Library Guide to learn more about how to get started.

Questions? Email labarchives@tulane.edu

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Share your Data

Increase impact by sharing research data. Every research project builds on previous research and knowledge. By sharing data and publications effectively, users proactively contribute to this process. 

To learn more about how to share data, explore the Data Management Library Guide.

Questions? Email data@tulane.edu