Student working on a laptop and taking notesData Services provides consultation, tools, and education and training to support the entire research data lifecycle, including data management planning, finding and accessing data, analyzing data, acquiring or purchasing data for Libraries' collections, and data sharing and preservation for all members of the CU Boulder community. 


Learn about the Campus Research Data Management Initiative

Data Management Planning

  • Consultations on writing Data Management Plans for grant proposals as well as general data management planning
  • DMP Tool: online tool for creating custom Data Management Plans to meet specific funder requirements
  • Data Management Best Practices
  • Guide to funding agency data sharing requirements: SPARC

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Working with Data

Share and Preserve Your Data

  • Use the FAIR Data Principles to ensure that your data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-useable
  • CU Scholar can be used to publish your research data
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Services: The Libraries are a member of DataCite, the leading global provider for datasets. Through this membership we can register DOIs for data housed in our repositories enabling data to be persistently identified, accessed, and cited. We are also open to working with other CU affiliated unites that need to register their own DOIs as long as their systems adhere to accepted best practices. 
  • Open Science Framework for Institutions (OSF) is a research collaboration tool that can be used to share and manage data and other project materials