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Research Guides@Tufts

Research Data Management @ Tufts

What is research data?

From the Obama White House OMB Circular A-110

"Research data is defined as the recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings..."

Research Data Management at Different Stages of the Research Process

Before you begin your research

  • Reviewing funding requirements
  • Creating a research data management plan

During the collection of your research data

  • File management
  • Backup and storage
  • Documenting your research data
  • Electronic Lab Notebooks at Tufts

After you are finished collecting your data

  • Licensing your research data
  • Sharing your research data
  • Archiving & long term preservation 

Who Can I Contact for Help?

Data description & documentation:

Medford campus: Alicia Morris

Data management planning:

Boston/Grafton campus: Rebecca Morin

Medford campus: Kristin Lee