What is Data Management?

Research data management involves activities researchers do to organize, describe, preserve, and share their data. Data management practices are integral to the entire research lifecycle, from planning for what kind of data you will collect to depositing your dataset in a repository.


As technology has made it easier to share digital files, and as funders and journals increasingly require data sharing due to reproducibility and transparency concerns, data management has become an important skill for researchers to master.


Data management consultants in Duke Libraries can help at all stages of your research data project.  Services include:

Additionally, we offer instruction sessions on data management for research teams and students.

Learn more about general RDM strategies, resources, and tools on our RDM Guide.

Contact us at: askdata@duke.edu