National Institutes of Health defines research data as: "Recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to document and support research findings."
We need research data management to be able to evaluate complex data throughout the lifetime of the research life cycle. More importantly, funders such as NIH and the NSF are making RDM a priority and implementing mandates for sharing and disseminating data.
Our Goal: The CSHL library is here to provide education, expertise, and curation services; to allow for more effective research at the front (Stage 1) and back (Stage 3,4) ends of the research data lifecycle. However, we understand there are legitimate researcher concerns when it comes to research data management. We hope that through our services we can alleviate some of these concerns.
Reported from Digital Science Report: The State of Open Data 2019: A selection of analyses and articles about open data, curated by Figshare (October 2019) doi: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9980783.
Data management is "the development, execution and supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets". The goal is to make doing research easier and more effective.
In a scientific, academic setting this means developing plans and policies for not only post-data management, but how data generated in the laboratory, as a result of experimentation, is stored and saved so it can be used and more easily understood by scientists other than those that originally generated it.
Initiating and being consistent in all phases of data management will provide you (the researcher) and the rest of the science community with significant tools in accessing the data life cycle.
Please do not hesitate to contact us (contacts below) for anything related to research data management
Please feel free to contact the library to identify the next generation of research data management services
OR please come visit us at the Carnegie Library (Building #6 on the CSHL map)
Additionally, the NIH is currently drafting a data management and sharing policy.
They want to hear from you! Submit comments / feedback by Jan. 2020