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Data Management & Sharing: Assistance

The GSU library can help you manage your working data, write data management plans for grants, and make your data accessible for future researchers.

Data Management Services

Data Management questions? Start with the GSU Library!

The GSU University Library's Research Data Services (RDS) Department will get you connected to the right people and resources to manage, preserve, disseminate, and share your data.

Email RDS's Mandy ( or Halley ( to get started!

Want your DMP draft reviewed?

RDS folx are happy to review drafts of data management plans and give suggestions for revisions. If you want this type of assistance, please:

  • Send the following to RDS's Mandy ( and/or Halley (
    • Your draft data management plan as a Word document (so those reviewing your draft can use track changes and commenting features).
    • The link to the specific funding directive information (in case we need to consult it).
    • Your entire grant proposal (in case we need to consult it for more information about your data/methods).
  • Give us a minimum of 48 business hours to review and comment (weekends are NOT business hours). Also note that we may have comments/suggestions that will require significant revisions, so allow yourself ample time before the grant proposal is due if we need some back-and-forth exchange.


  • Assist you, in collaboration with your Subject Librarian, in creating your data management plan using the DMPTool.
  • Assist you in identifying data repositories that will assure the preservation and accessibility of your data for use by other researchers.
  • Assist you in making the scholarship produced from your data (and the data itself) openly-accessible to anyone via our ScholarWorks@GSU or other data repositories.

Due to limited staffing and resources, we CANNOT:

  • Write data management plans for researchers. Review your drafts, yes; write them for you, no.
  • Guarantee feedback or a meeting without 48 business hours notice (weekends are NOT business hours).
  • Offer generic/boilerplate language to copy and paste for data management plans. We find that every project is unique in terms of its data and management needs; consequently, copying and pasting generic/boilerplate language is not advised.
  • Provide services for cleaning/preparing data for curation.
  • Give estimates of time and associated costs for cleaning/preparing data for curation.

Other GSU resources:

Writing a Grant and Need Boilerplate Language about RDS Support?