Our librarians provide expert guidance, project consultation, and technical assistance on various aspects of data management and curation. You can consult us about data management planning, data sharing and publishing, long-term preservation, and related topics.
The University of Maryland Libraries’ GIS and Geospatial Services Center’s mission is to support all GIS users (students/faculty/staff/affiliates) affiliated with the College Park campus. Our services are free of charge and include workshops on GIS, image processing, and statistics topics, customized guest lectures and course support, faculty collaboration and project support, and one-on-one consultations on all aspects of geospatial research and teaching.
"The Data Management Training (DMT) Clearinghouse is a registry for online learning resources focusing on research data management." Training modules on data management, data science, programming for data management and more.
Beginning in Fiscal Year 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is requesting DMPs for all competitive grants programs. An appropriate DMP should be a core component of the research, education, and extension planning for applications submitted to NIFA. Guidance and training video (above) are available.
"The DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application that helps researchers create data management plans. These plans, or DMPs, are now required by many funding agencies as part of the grant proposal submission process. The DMPTool provides a click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements. It also has direct links to funder websites, help text for answering questions, and resources for best practices surrounding data management."
A data management guide from Cornell University's Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) - a "collaborative, campus-wide organization that links Cornell University faculty, staff and students with data management services to meet their research needs."
The Ag Data Commons is a data access system maintained by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Library. The Ag Data Commons provides access to a wide variety of open data relevant to agricultural research and related domains. These may include subjects such as agronomy, genomics, hydrology, soils, agro-ecosystems, sustainability science, and economic statistics. Data included in the Ag Data Commons is funded in whole or in part by USDA. Ag Data Commons holds data files managed directly by NAL and also links to datasets and resources located on other websites.
"Repository Finder, a pilot project of the Enabling FAIR Data Project led by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in partnership with DataCite and the Earth, space and environment sciences community, can help you find an appropriate repository to deposit your research data. The tool is hosted by DataCite and queries the re3data registry of research data repositories."
"re3data.org is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. re3data.org promotes a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data. The registry went live in autumn 2012 and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)."
Food Data Central comprises five distinct data types that provide information on food and nutrient profiles: Foundation Foods, Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies 2015-2016 (FNDDS 2015-2016), National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release (SR Legacy), USDA Global Branded Food Products Database (Branded Foods), and Experimental Foods. More information about data is available at https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/about-us.html.