Data Management and Sharing

This guide gathers overviews and resources for data management and sharing following the research workflow for data, from preparing data management and sharing plans for grant proposals, conducting research, to sharing research data.

Ways of planning and designing research vary widely among fields for producing research products, published findings and new techniques. This guide emphasizes resources for making research data available as one of the outcomes. Funders and publishers increasingly ask for data to be made accessible for further research, and accompanying publications and grant requirements.  Resources and links in these sections will help navigate the requirements and resources for various fields, and implement data sharing as part of the research plan.

Write a Proposal

  • Research Administration support, finding funding, and literature review help.

Write a Data Management & Sharing Plan

  • Steps for funder sharing requirements that require data management and sharing plans (DMPs). Guidance on the DMPTool for drafting plans, DMP components, allowable costs, and other guidance resources.

Human Participant Research Considerations

  • Links to IRB offices, data de-identification guides, and other compliance resources.

JHU Policies for Data Management and Sharing

  • Resource links for JHU- and Division-wide policies regarding data stewardship, access, retention, intellectual property and IT technical and security.