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

Data Services members are available to assist you in creating effective and comprehensive data management plans for your research project.  Contact us at dataservices@vt.edufor assistance; we will respond within 24 hours and our members have extensive research and consulting experience from which to pull in advising on data management plan creation.

We will meet with you in your office or elsewhere to discuss

  • the data to be generated and managed in your project, and
  • any institutional, funder or publisher requirements for managing and sharing that data. 

Following our discussion we will send you our written notes and advice on how to address the many aspects of research data management for your particular project.  You can then send the plan back to us for feedback as many times as you like.

If you are on a tight deadline you can also send your draft DMP to dataservices@vt.edu and we will provide feedback as soon as possible. However, the more lead time we have to assist you, the more effective our assistance can be!

Training & Workshops

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

Spring 2018

  • January 10, 2018, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Data Management and Grants (For the Health Analytics Summit), SCALE-UP, Newman Library: Instructor: Jonathan Petters
  • January 10, 2018, 10:30 - 12:00 pm, Data Hygiene: Best Practices and Data Sharing (For the Health Analytics Summit), Athaneum, Newman Library: Instructor: Shane Coleman and Jennifer Van Mullekom
  • February 1, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Easing Data Management for Your Research  NLI Spring 2018, Torgersen 1100, Instructor: Jonathan Petters

Fall 2017

  • October 5, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Research Data Management Planning and Practices  NLI Fall 2017, Torgersen 1100, Instructor: Jonathan Petters

Spring 2017

Workshops

  • January 12, 2017, Big Data Science Workshop, Newman Library Multipurpose Room (1st Floor), Organizers: Andi Ogier and Zhiwu Xie
  • March 7, 2017, Data Management Workshop, Scale-Up Room Newman Library, Instructors: Kayla McNabb, Chreston Miller, Ginny Pannabecker, Jonathan Petters

NLI Sessions

  • January 27, 2017, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Data Publishing and Curation with VTechData NLI Fall 2016, Torgersen 1100, Instructor: Shane Coleman
  • February 2, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Research Data Management Planning and Practices  NLI Fall 2016, Torgersen 1100, Instructor: Jonathan Petters

Courses

  • GRAD 5024 - Data Management Skills, Online, 1 Credit(pass/fail), Instructor: Kiri DeBose

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
  • 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 

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

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Jonathan Petters
Contact:
Newman Library Room 4064
560 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-232-8682