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Data Management Planning: Resources

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
  • Datasets
  • 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 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. 


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