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ESF's Institutional Repository
What is Digital Commons @ ESF? Digital Commons @ ESF, a service of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s College Libraries, is a digital repository and publication platform designed to collect, preserve, and make accessible the scholarly output of ESF faculty, students, staff, and affiliates.
Examples of possible content include:
- Published articles or preprints when copyright and/or license allow
- Books or book chapters when copyright and/or license allow
- Journals produced by the ESF community
- Conference papers
- Technical reports
- Honors projects, senior theses, and other distinguished student work
- Institutional or organizational newsletters, reports, and related materials
- Image collections or audiovisual materials, either primary or supplementary
Digital Commons might not be the best place to house your data but there are many locally controlled features, such as location restriction and embargoes, which may preserve the data but prohibit other researchers from accessing your data for a specified timeperiod. Contact the Scholarly Communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Learn more about data management
EFB/FOR 797- 1 credit offered in the spring. ESF faculty and library faculty collaborate to educate graduate students about data management.
Online Data Management Course
The University Libraries' course on data management is designed for graduate students at the University of Minnesota who seek to prepare themselves as “data information literate" scientists in the digital research environment. Detailed videos and in-class workshop activities will help you prepare for the specific and long-term needs of managing your research data. Experts in digital curation will describe current sharing expectations of federal funding agencies (like NSF, NIH) and give advice on how to ethically share and preserve research data for long-term access and reuse.
Online Data Management Series
This tutorial is designed to help Penn State faculty, students, and staff involved in grant proposal writing to understand what a DMP is, what it enables for a research project, what goes into a DMP, and how to think through some of the issues that can emerge with data - such as security and protections for restricted data, as well as storage and preservation of data. Running throughout the tutorial is the scenario of a graduate student assisting a faculty member in writing a data management plan.
To aid researchers in creating effective data management plans (DMPs), a group of organizations collaborated on the development of the DMPTool, an online application that helps researchers create data management plans. The DMPTool provides detailed guidance and links to general and institutional resources and walks a researcher through the process of generating a comprehensive plan tailored to specific DMP requirements.
We want to help make data more accessible and more useful; our purpose is to develop and support methods to locate, identify and cite data and other research objects. Specifically, we develop and support the standards behind persistent identifiers for data, and our members assign them.
Institutions with extensive services
Research Data Services
Research Data Services (RDS) is an interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing research data management practice on the UW-Madison campus
MIT Data Management
Includes resources for long-term preservation and access to data, including a data management checklist