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Data Management: Resources

General data management resources and services

Data Repositories

Access the resources below to help you locate a repository that contains the type of data you would like to use. Most repositories house data related to a specific discipline or area of research.

General Data Management Resources

Data Management for Clinical Research (Created by Vanderbilt University, offered via Coursera)

This self-paced course presents critical concepts and practical methods to support planning, collection, storage, and dissemination of data in clinical research.

Data management planning guides and tools


DMPTool (Data Management Planning Tool)

A data management planning toolkit from the California Digital Library. This tool is free but you will need to create an account. At this time, USUHS is not a partner organization.

Guides (some with examples)

Purdue Data Management Plan Self-Assessment Questionnaire

  • A document with detailed questions to guide investigators through the data management planning process.

MIT Data Management Planning Guide

  • MIT provides a list of questions to consider when formulating a data management plan.

Data Publications

Data Standards and Documentation

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