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Research Data Management Guide: Services and Resources

Need Help?

Contact dataservices@vt.edu for data management questions, for assistance in creating your data management and sharing plans, and for data management aspects to consider within your research project.

Jonathan Petters Ph.D., Data Management Consultant, Data Services Unit

Consulting Policy

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech has consultants who can review your data management plan and provide feedback before you submit. Please note that we cannot write original DMPs for grant proposals due to the unique project knowledge required. A DMP draft submitted to us at least 5 business days before a NSF submission deadline will be given first priority.

Training & Workshops

Fall 2016

NLI Sessions

  • September 20, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Show Me the (Open) Data!  NLI Fall 2016, Torgersen 1100 & Online, Instructors: Shane Coleman and Ginny Pannabecker
  • October 24, 2016, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Supporting Research Workflows Workshop NLI Fall 2016, Newman Library Multipurpose Room (1st Floor), Instructors: Andi Ogier and Data Service
  • November 2, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, University Libraries: ETDs Today and Tomorrow: These Aren't Your Mother's Dissertations NLI Fall 2016, Newman 207, Instructors: GailMcMillan and Andi Ogier

Note: Virginia Tech graduate students and faculty can register NLI courses from here.


What We Offered in the Past

Spring 2016

Data Management Bootcamp

  • Jan 15, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Virginia Tech University Libraries One-Day Data Management Bootcamp, SCALE-UP room, Newman Library (all recordings will become available soon).
  • March 9-10, 2015, Virginia Data Management Bootcamp, sponsored by five Virginia institutions

NLI Sessions

  • February 16, 2016, 2 - 3 pm, You Have a Proposal, Now What? From Writing to Monitoring Data Management Plans, NLI Spring 2016, Torgersen 1100 & Online, Instructors: Natsuko Nicholls and Andi Ogier
  • February 24, 2016, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Research Trends Discussion: What is Informatics? NLI Spring 2016, Newman 207A & Online, Instructors: Chreston Miller and Andi Ogier
  • March 2, 2016, 1 - 2 pm, PubMed and Beyond! Discuss Top Health Research Resources for Literature, Datasets & Statistics, NLI Spring 2016, Torgersen 1100 & Online, Instructor: Ginny Pannabecker
  • March 10, 2016, 10 - 11 am, So your article was accepted, now what? A guide to publishing datasets, NLI Spring 2016, Torgersen 1100 & Online, Instructors: Shane Coleman and Andi Ogier
  • April 20, 2016, 11 am - 12 pm, Where Can I Post My Publications? - ResearchGate, VTechWorks Institutional Repository, and Other Options, NLI Spring 2016, Torgersen 1100, Instructor: Ginny Pannabecker

Fall 2015

  • September 22, 2015, 2pm, You Have a Proposal, Now What? From Writing to Monitoring Data Management Plans, NLI Fall 2015, Torgersen 1100 & Online, Instructors: Dr. Natsuko Nicholls and Andi Ogier
  • October 14 & 28, 2015, 10:00 am, Cloud Computing Demystified Part 1 &2, NLI Fall 2015, Torgersen 1100 & Online, Instructor: Dr. Zhiwu Xie
  • October 19, 2015, 2015, 1:00 pm, Managing Your Research Project with Version Control Software, NLI Fall 2015, Torgersen 1100, Instructor: Jonathan Bradley
  • November 10, 2015, 2:00 pm, Exploring Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) for Lab and Data Documentation, NLI Fall 2015, Torgersen 1100 & Online, Instructor: Ginny Pannabecker

Spring 2015

  • Virginia Data Management Bootcamp, January 7-9, 2015, sponsored by seven Virginia institutions.
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing Part 1, NLI Spring 2015.
    • Feb. 2, 2015, 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Torgersen 1100
  • Data Management for Engineering and the Sciences, NLI Spring 2015.
    • Feb. 25, 2015, 10 a.m. - noon, 207 Newman Library
  • How to Create a Data Management Plan, NLI Spring 2015.
    • March 4, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Torgersen 3080
  • How to Create a NIH Data Sharing Plan, NLI Spring 2015.
    • March 17, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - noon, 207 Newman Library
  • Beyond the Journal Article: Publishing and Citing the Underlying Data, NLI Spring 2015.
    • March 26, 11:00 a.m. - noon., Torgersen 3080
  • Data Management for Engineering and the Sciences, NLI Spring 2015.
    • April 9, 2015, 10 a.m. - noon, 207 Newman Library
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing Part 2, NLI Spring 2015.
    • Feb. 16, 2015, 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Torgersen 1100

Library Contact

Jonathan Petters
depository library