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Research Data Services @SDSU

Tools and services to help you manage your research data

Educational Resources

RDS Librarians are happy to help you with your data management education needs. Whether you need help training students or would like some suggestions for improving your current workflow, we are happy to help. Just email your subject Librarian, or use our general RDS email

The following web resources will help you to better understand best practices for data management throughout the research lifecycle.

  • DataONE - Promotes best practices in data management through responsive educational resources and materials. CLick on MORE under "Learn" to access their educational materials
  • MANTRA - MANTRA is a free, online non-assessed course with guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the digital data you collect throughout your research.
  • GRAD 521:Research Data Management - Developed by a librarian at Oregon State University, this libguide takes you through a 2-credit course designed for graduate students to learn RDM best practices.
  • UK Data Archives - Curates the UK’s largest collection of digital social and economic research data. Click on Create & Manage Data to learn about  data management
  • Digital Curation Centre - A UK-based centre to support expertise and practice in data curation and digital preservation across communities of practice. Click on Resources to find How-To Guides & Checklists, Case Studies and Standards.
  • ICPSR 's Data Management and Curation Guide
  • DataQ - A collaborative platform for answering research data questions in academic libraries
  • Data CarpentryData Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Our mission is to provide researchers high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research. Data Carpentry is a sibling organization of Software Carpentry.
  • Data Information Literacy (DIL) Case Studies Directory - A repository of teaching cases and material on research data management. DIL case studies are available for re-use under a CC-BY license and information on how to cite a case study is provided. 
  • IASSIST Data Management and Curation - International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology's list of resources centering on data management and curation