Solutions

The Research Data Consultation Group provides consultation on best practices, implements data management services, and links users to resources. Consultation is free of charge. The implementation of services or infrastructure from ITS or other partners may require funding.

Data Management Planning Consultation

Finding and Using Data

Data Collection, Analysis, and Processing

Distributing, Sharing, and Archiving Data


Data Management Planning Consultation

 
Solutions:
  • Data management planning consultation for Data Management Plan documents required by funding agencies.
  • Data management planning consultation for projects with no funding agency requirement.
  • Methodology consultation for projects.
  • Yale maintains institutional access to the Data Management Planning Tool from the California Digital Library. This tool is useful if you need general information about what a data management plan is or want to view the list of requirements that various funding agencies mandate. It also contains templates and a DMP creation tool.
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Finding & Using Data

 
Solutions:
  • Data librarians consult on finding and acquiring data, whether for the library’s collection or personal project use.
  • Consultation on data use agreements, licensing, etc. for restricted data.
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Data Collection, Analysis, and Processing

Solutions:
  • Consultation on metadata standards, file formats, and database design.
  • Advice on software and computing resources, effective referrals to High Performance Computing and ITS Research Services.
  • Consultation on statistical analysis of research data.
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Distributing, Sharing, and Archiving Data

Solutions:
  • Consultation on appropriate repositories for short or long-term storage of data sets.
  • Consultation on preparing data for long term archiving.
  • Consideration of suitability of data or a project for inclusion in Yale’s institutional repository.
  • Consultation on licensing and copyright of data sets.
  • Guidance on data citation.
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