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Research Data Management
Research data management concerns the organization of data, from its entry to the research cycle through to the dissemination and archiving of results. It aims to ensure reliable verification of results, and permit new and innovative research built on existing information. It concerns how researchers:
1) Create data and plan for its use; 2) Organize, structure, and name data; 3) Keep the data including making it secure, providing access, storage, and backing it up; and 4) Find information resources, and share with collaborators, publish and get cited.
Rod Library Data Services
Meet with your liaison librarian to plan assignments and in-class instruction related to finding and using data in your discipline. They can assist faculty & students with discovery of data sets, data management plan development, data organization/management strategies.
Data archiving in UNI ScholarWorks
Save your original data sets in any format. You choose level of access (worldwide, UNI only, embargo period, etc.). We can help you meet funder/publisher requirements for making data available.
Digital Scholarship Services
Beyond data, we help you share your work through our digital publishing platforms, preserve your scholarship/data, make your work more visible, and navigate copyright & Open Access. We can even publish UNI-created journals!
Other UNI Resources
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (RSP)
The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is to advance and support creative activity and scholarly research by working to:
Promote awareness of the intellectual life of the UNI community; Encourage internal and external collaboration; Support efforts to secure and administer sponsored funding; and
Ensure compliance with sponsored funding and research regulations, policies, and procedures.
Data Management Plans (DMPs)
DMPTool (UNI access)
"The DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application that helps researchers create data management plans. These plans, or DMPs, are now required by many funding agencies as part of the grant proposal submission process. The DMPTool provides a click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements. It also has direct links to funder websites, help text for answering questions, and resources for best practices surrounding data management." (DMPTool "About Us' website)
To get started, choose Sign In > Your Institution. Search for University of Northern Iowa and follow the prompts.
Data Literacy for Students
Database of funders' Open Access policies
Open Science Framework
A free project of the Center for Open Science, allows researchers to keep all files, data, and protocols in one centralized location, with flexibility to collaborate and turn on/off public access to materials. Integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive, FigShare, GitHub, and others services.
"The home of the U.S. Government’s open data"
“A repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner”.
Dryad Digital Repository
"curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable"
"community driven project providing access to data across multiple member repositories, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data"
Make Data Count
"to elevate data to a first-class research output alongside more traditional products, such as publications"
"provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data"