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Provides resources, strategies and information on conducting research in biology, including: molecular, developmental, and cell biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; botany; and zoology.

Library Contact

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Scott Martin
4323 Taubman Health Sciences Library
Office hours: Tu/Th 2-3 PM via Zoom:

Need help with data? Ask your librarian!

Data management and publication is an important part of the research process, and the Library can assist you throughout your data's life cycle.  Here's just a few of the services I can provide:

  • Review of the Data Management Plan (DMP) section of your grant application
  • Instruction in best practices in file naming and organization for your lab group
  • Identification of existing metadata standards that meet your research needs
  • Access to APIs for metadata harvesting from major literature databases
  • Comparison of data repositories for archiving and sharing your completed data sets

...and, of course, I can refer you to colleagues in the Library who specialize in visualization, geographic information systems (GIS), digital preservation, and more!  To start a conversation about data, email me at And be sure to check out OVPR's Research Data Stewardship Best Practices for more resources!

Data Management Plans

Data Management Plan tools

Funding agency guidance on data management plans


Citing Data