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Research Data Management

Guidance on research data management planning, creating data management plans (DMPs), and other resources

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FSU Policies

FSU has defined roles and responsibilities for compliance in the Research Data Management and Public Access to Research Publications policies.

This guide was edited and updated by FSU Libraries STEM Graduate Assistant Liam Wirsansky in the Fall of 2022.


Research data management concerns the organization of data, from its entry to the research cycle through the dissemination and archiving of valuable results. It aims to ensure reliable verification of results and permits new and innovative research built on existing information.

Additionally, research data management is part of the research process and aims to make the research process as efficient as possible in order to meet expectations and requirements of the university, research funders, and legislation.

This is the DataONE Data Lifecycle. It identifies the phases that research data goes through throughout a typical research project. FSU Libraries staff can provide you with resources and information about managing data throughout this life cycle. 

  "Best Practice Data Life Cycle"

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Public Access Memorandum Update

On August 25, 2022 the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) updated their U.S. policy guidance in a memorandum, specifying that data and results coming from taxpayer-supported research must be made immediately available and accessible to the public at no cost. OSTP has issued direction for agencies to update their public access policies and data sharing plans as soon as possible to make publications and research funded by taxpayers publicly accessible, without an embargo or cost. Click here to read the full memorandum for more details

Research Data Management Librarian

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Nicholas Ruhs
Paul A.M. Dirac Library
110 N. Woodward Avenue #202A
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Social Sciences Research & Data Librarian

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