Welcome to the Data Management @ ODU library guide, a source that will help you get started with data management, including what we mean by data management, why it is important, and guidelines for best practices.
Research data, as defined in ODU Policy #5350: Research and Scholarly Digital Data Management Policy, is digitally recorded information that are necessary to support or validate a research project's observations, findings, or outputs. This policy is maintained by the ODU Research and Scholarly Data Governance Committee (RSDGC) and establishes general digital data management standards and responsibilities for Old Dominion University researchers.
Regardless of the format of your research data (whether it be qualitative, quantitative, numeric, text, image, media, or something else entirely!) managing your data from the beginning to the end of your research project will make the process more efficient, secure, reproducible, and compliant.
For information about the NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy (effective January 25, 2023) please refer to the National Institutes of Health section of the Data Management Funder Policies library guide.
The ODU Libraries can assist with:
We can also provide instruction, workshops, and consultations regarding the above topics.
The University Libraries, Office of Research, Research Foundation, and Information Technology Services work together to provide support and assistance to researchers regarding research data management.
Watch this video, created by the NYU Health Sciences Library, that says it all!