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We are excited to announce that we have moved to a new catalog. Please report any problems you may experience to Discovery Services by calling (517) 353-8700 or by filling out our feedback form.

Note: Borrowing from other Michigan libraries through MeLCat continues to be suspended until further notice.

To learn more information, please see our FAQ page.

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