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Research Data Services @ Bluford Library

This guide is intended to help researchers, data creators or others who manage digital data as part of a research project, plan, organize, describe, share and preserve their research data for the long term.


Welcome to the Research Data Services LibGuide!

In an era where data drives innovation and discovery, managing and utilizing research data effectively has become more critical than ever. This guide is designed to support researchers at all stages of the data lifecycle, from initial data planning and collection to long-term preservation and sharing. Whether you are a seasoned data scientist or new to the world of research data, our resources and services will help you navigate the complexities of data management with confidence.

Here, you will find comprehensive information and tools on:

  • Data Management and Planning: Learn how to develop robust data management plans to meet funding requirements and ensure the long-term usability of your data.
  • Data Storage and Security: Discover best practices for storing and securing your data to protect it from loss, theft, or corruption.
  • Data Analysis and Visualization: Access resources and software to help you analyze and visualize your data effectively.
  • Data Sharing and Reuse: Explore strategies for sharing your data with the broader research community to maximize its impact and comply with open data mandates.
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations: Understand the ethical and legal implications of data management, including privacy concerns and intellectual property rights.
  • Training and Support: Take advantage of our workshops, tutorials, and one-on-one consultations to enhance your data management skills.

Our dedicated team is here to provide expert guidance and support tailored to your specific needs. We are committed to helping you achieve excellence in your research through effective data management.

Thank you for visiting our Research Data Services LibGuide. We look forward to assisting you in your research journey.

Happy researching!

What We Offer

  • Data Workshops and Training: Workshops, webinars, and training sessions on various aspects of research data management, analysis, and visualization.

  • Consultations and Customized Support: One-on-one consultations with research data specialists for personalized assistance with specific data management or analysis needs.