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Data Management

This guide contains resources for student and faculty researchers who wish to create a robust data management plan for their research data.

"Sharing data reinforces open scientific inquiry, encourages diversity of analysis and opinion, promotes new research, makes possible the testing of new or alternative hypotheses and methods of analysis, supports studies on data collection methods and measurement, facilitates the education of new researchers, enables the exploration of topics not envisioned by the initial investigators, and permits the creation of new datasets when data from multiple sources are combined."- National Institutes of Health Data Sharing Policy 


Your Butler solution for sharing datasets:

Tools for finding and sharing datasets:

Library Services

Digital Commons is more than papers and manuscripts! When drafting a data management plan, it is often necessary to describe your plans for providing open, public access to the data you are gathering. Butler's Institutional Repository is a flexible, secure, and FREE solution that will satisfy funding agency data sharing requirements.

Want to get started sharing your data? Contact info commons at ext. 9227


Do you have general questions regarding copyright and your data?*

Do you have questions or concerns about the reuse of your data?

Are you required to make your data publicly available?

Your librarians might have the answers you're looking for!

Please contact us to schedule a consultation!*

*Advertised services should not be construed as legal advice.








Curious about ways to better organize and structure data?

Want to make sure that everyone on your team is consistently describing their data?

Want to find ways to make your data more publicly searchable?

Your librarians are knowledgeable about metadata and file management!


Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937

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