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Managing Your Research Data

What is Research Data?

Broadly, research data is information collected, observed, or created in support of the production of original research. More specifically, research data:


...is defined differently in different domains
...takes many formats, including, but not limited to
  • Audio/video files
  • Lab/field notebooks
  • Models/algorithms
  • Databases/datasets
  • Text files

Why is Research Data Management Important?

The Hesburgh Libraries strives to connect researchers to the resources they need to advance their scholarly pursuits. Please review this guide for more information about how the Hesburgh Libraries can support your research data throughout its lifecycle!


Good research data management practices are foundational to responsible scholarly inquiry.

Whatever their individual areas of expertise, all faculty contribute to and benefit from Notre Dame's growing research enterprise, which is intended to assist their endeavors, enhance broader collaborations, and connect our most advanced scholarly pursuits to the learning experiences of our students.

Good data management planning and practice:
  • ensures the integrity of your data
  • enhances data security
  • reduces risk of data loss
  • increases the impact and visibility of your research
  • facilitates archiving and preservation of your data over time

Data Management Services at Notre Dame

We offer consultation services throughout the data lifecycle, assisting users with the resources and tools for optimizing data management. Contact the Data Management Consulting Team to learn more about how one or all of these tools may support your work!

Consultation Services
  • Data management plans
  • Data documentation/metadata guidance
  • Citation services
  • Data management tools
Data Management Tools

Workshops

The Hesburgh Library regularly offers workshops and other training. For more detailed descriptions, please see our current workshop offerings

Like to suggest a workshop? Email us