Michigan State University

Research Data Management Guidance - Resources

Tools

  • DMP Tool
    An online template and tutorial for the creation of data management plans. Go to Login to create an account using your MSU netid.
  • Research Data Services Catalog (RDSC)
    The Research Data Services Catalog (RDSC) is a guide to research data services available to MSU-affiliated researchers. The guide provides a unified presence for the distributed network of research data resources that exist across campus.

Tutorials

  • Data Management 101: Planning Checklist
    This handout contains a list of questions to help you think about your data management needs, and also outlines some key MSU resources.
  • Research Data Management Fundamentals
    A short guide to best practices in data documentation, file organization, storage and backup, protecting data and responsible reuse, and data publishing.
  • Lifecycle Data Management Planning
    This in-depth guide to best practices will walk you through the process of planning for your research data. Includes MSU specific resources.
  • DMP Tool
    An online template and tutorial for the creation of data management plans. Go to Login to create an account using your MSU netid.

MSU Community

  • Research Data Services Catalog (RDSC)
    The Research Data Services Catalog (RDSC) is a guide to research data services available to MSU-affiliated researchers. The guide provides a unified presence for the distributed network of research data resources that exist across campus.
  • Research Data Management CAFE
    The Research Data Management Community for Advising, Facilitating, and Enabling (CAFE) is intended to facilitate cross-campus communication and knowledge sharing about research data management at MSU. The group will meet quarterly during fall and spring semesters and will discuss topics related to research data management. This group is open to all interested MSU faculty, staff, and students.