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Research Data Management Basics

This guide covers essential and practical tips for managing project data and lists contacts for getting help with data questions.

The Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) helps George Mason faculty, staff and students manage and publish data they produce. Listed below are campus resources for that can help you with various stages of managing your grant proposal and research.

Research Policies

University research policies which govern management and ownership of research data.

The University Libraries provides services, resources, and expertise to help you throughout your research process. Whether you need help with locating information, project planning, managing data, or collaborating, sharing, preserving, and publishing, we're here to help.

Here are some research data management and sharing issues we provide.

  • Advice and feedback on data management / data management and sharing plans and interpreting agency data sharing requirements.
  • Using our Repository Services for sharing your final data.
    • We can also help you identify appropriate research repositories to deposit your final data.
  • Facilitating access to and providing support for data and project management platforms such as the Open Science Framework.
  • Teaching workshops on data topics, foundational computing and data science skills for classes, labs, and research groups.

For more information, see our Research Support page which describes the variety of services we offer to support research or e-mail

The best way to get in touch is through e-mail. Contact us for a consultation or send questions to

Wendy Mann Margaret Lam
Director, Digital Scholarship Center Physical Sciences & STEM Data Librarian
DiSC Workshops: Check out Data & Digital Scholarship Services's scheduled workshops for the fall and spring semesters.
More Information from DiSC: Get more specific information on best practices, software tools and "how to's."

Acknowledgements: some of this content was re-used from MIT Libraries.