Data Management

The Tisch Library Data Management Services Team provides support to Tufts faculty, students and staff in the storage, organization, sharing and use of electronic tools and resources for managing research data. The team maintains an online resource for learning about these services.

Why manage your data?

Increasingly funding agencies are requiring researchers to make their research publically accessible. Read more here on the Data Management Guide

Data Management Plans

What is a Data Management Plan?
One key service the team provides is working with faculty/researchers in developing data management plans that are required for federal or other granting organizations proposals.

Data Management Plan Requirements from Funding Agencies
Several federally-funded granting agencies require data management plans. Read more about these requirements here.

Data Repositories
NSF, NIH and Digital NEH grants require funded research to be open and accessible. Follow this link to discover interdisciplinary and subject-based repositories. 

Metadata: Making Data and Literature Accessible
While depositing in a digital repository is important, metadata is needed for discoverability and citation. Use this link to read more about metadata.

Tisch Library’s Data Management services Team collaborates with Tufts Scholarly Communications Team to educate faculty, students and staff about open access initiatives, copyright/fair use and author’s rights and how these are integrated with data management.

For further information contact Kristin Lee, Research Data Librarian.


7:45am - 1:00am