Data Management at UT
At the University of Texas at Austin, faculty, researchers, and students across all disciplines are engaged in research projects that use, gather, and/or create data. Throughout the research life cycle, as data grows in size and complexity, so does the infrastructure needed to support and study it. Currently, major funding agencies are requiring researchers to include data management plans in their grant proposals including best-practices for creating and developing data, as well as plans for its long-term accessibility/archiving when applicable.
Best practices in data management are evolving at a fast pace to streamline and improve the research process and to assure that the data can be shared in the future. Data sharing increases research accountability, its visibility, and contributes to more discoveries and data reuse. To help in the development and stewardship of research data, a multidisciplinary team including UT Libraries, TACC and ITS are offering resources and consulting to UT researchers in all disciplines that are using and/or creating data.
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Managing Your Data
What does data management involve?
There are many aspects to managing your data and it can be a bit overwhelming to think of them as a whole. This section explains the different issues related to data management and provides links to resources and additional information.
Data Management Resources at UT
UT Digital Repository for archiving datasets under 1GB, and papers and publications associated with data.
Information Technology Services offers data management services and hardware to support grant writing and research activities.
Texas Advanced Computing Center offers computational and storage resources suitable for terabyte and petabyte scale collections.
The Office of Sponsored Projects serves as the coordinating office for externally funded research and sponsored projects and can answer questions about the process of submitting grant proposals.
Data Management Plans and Templates
What is a data management plan (DMP)?
A data management plan will help you to properly manage your data for your own use, meet funder requirements, and enable data sharing in the future. A DMP describes the structure and nature of the data as well as the activities and technical requirements to gather, merge, transfer, organize, document, analyze and preserve research data.
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