Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Research Data Management Guidance
366 W. Circle Dr.
East Lansing , MI 48824
United States

Ranti Junus
Specialty
Electronic Resources
Jonathan Barber
Specialty
Digital Scholarship
Justin Wadland
Specialty
Head, Digital Scholarship Lab

Research Data Management Guidance

The Research Data Management Guidance service is a joint effort between the MSU Libraries and University Archives to respond to the emerging concern surrounding research data management. Effective research data management is an active and ongoing process during the entire research lifecycle, from project conception to long after it is finished.

Our purpose is:

  1. To provide guidance to faculty in the development and execution of research data management plans.
  2. To connect faculty to distributed research data support services throughout the university.
  3. To educate students, faculty, and staff about the importance of data management.

Best practices for research data management can

  • help you secure grant funding
  • enhance the ability to share data internally during a project
  • bring traditional library and archival expertise for the organization and care of digital information to your own personal research projects
  • create a data output that can become part of the scholarly record, earning recognition and citations
  • help you make efficient and effective use of research funding