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Research Data Management (Health Sciences)

Tips for managing data and creating a data management/sharing plan.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing

From the NIH:

"NIH has released the Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing which requires NIH funded researchers to prospectively submit a plan outlining how scientific data will be managed and shared. The Policy reinforces NIH’s continued commitment to make biomedical research findings broadly available, and reflects the Agency’s view that responsible data management and sharing advances science and benefits the public. This will replace the 2003 NIH Data Sharing Policy.

NIH will continue to engage the community to support the change and implementation of this new Policy, which will take effect January 25, 2023."

Informationists at the Taubman Health Sciences Library are available to help with your data management and sharing needs - contact us at We'll be developing workshops and providing information to help you comply with the new policy when it takes effect in 2023.

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Benefits of Research Data Management

Good data management will save you time and increase the impact of your research. During a project, you can take steps to make your data:

  • easier to use and interpret;
  • accessible now and in the future;
  • publishable and reusable; and
  • compliant with funder and journal policies.

The Taubman Health Sciences Library provides services and expertise to help students, researchers, and faculty finddescribe, organize, analyze, store, and share the data you produce at any point in the research data lifecycle.

The Research Data Management Lifecycle

The diagram below details stages in the research lifecycle. The lifecycle model is used to provide context in describing data stewardship activities that should take place over the course of a research project. For more detail on activities during each of these phases use the navigation menu on the left.

MICHR Resources

The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) provides a variety of services to assist researchers with their clinical research.