Data Management

Effective January, 2011, the National Science Foundation requires that all applications for research funding include a data management plan to describe how the data created from the funded research will be shared, preserved and described. The Library in conjunction with ITS can assist Middlebury faculty, staff, and students in managing their data to meet this requirement.

Data is a valuable research product, and by placing data into a well-managed open access repository, data is preserved and is made more accessible for discovery and reuse.  When systematically cataloged data is reused, accompanied by  the appropriate citation acknowledging the original researcher, it is not only makes efficient use of research funding, but can contribute to a wider body of knowledge.

As this page is developed, more resources will be made available to researchers in order to fulfill funding agency requirements. 




General information regarding grants and funding is available from the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research:

Specific questions about data and data management plans should be directed to:




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