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Library Resources for Research, Publication, and Presentations

This guide will provide you with resources available through the NSU Libraries for research, data management, writing, publication, and presentation.

Data Management



  • What is a data management plan?
    • A data management plan is a formal document that outlines what you will do with your data during and after a research project. Most researchers collect data with some form of plan in mind, but it's often inadequately documented and incompletely thought out. Many data management issues can be handled easily or avoided entirely by planning ahead. With the right process and framework it doesn't take too long and can pay off enormously in the long run.
  • Who requires a plan?‚Äč
    • In February of 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memorandum directing Federal agencies that provide significant research funding to develop a plan to expand public access to research. Among other requirements, the plans must: "Ensure that all extramural researchers receiving Federal grants and contracts for scientific research and intramural researchers develop data management plans, as appropriate, describing how they will provide for long-term preservation of, and access to, scientific data in digital formats resulting from federally funded research, or explaining why long-term preservation and access cannot be justified"
    • The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires a 2-page plan as part of the funding proposal process. Most or all US Federally funded grants will eventually require some form of data management plan.

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