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Research Data Management (Health Sciences)

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: The New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy will go into effect on January 25, 2023.

New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. Effective January 25, 2023. Capture the full value of your data - plan for it! sharing.nih.gov.

Learn more by visiting the NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan page on this guide.

Contact Us

​To arrange a consultation, or for more information, email us at THLResearchDataCore@umich.edu.

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.

U-M's Research Data Stewardship Initiative

Icon showing three figures interacting with data and chartsThe U-M Research Data Stewardship Initiative (RDSI) was launched in 2022 to help the U-M research community navigate the evolving research data landscape. RDSI aims to facilitate institution-wide communication, education, and coordination related to data use, stewardship, and sharing.

Learn more by checking out the links below.

MICHR Resources

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