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Data Management: 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.

RDS Team can help with DMPs!

Contact the RDS Team Leader:

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

RDS Team Members

Joel Glogowski

Kelsey Jordan

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh

Jeremy Walker

See also your

Subject Librarian

Data Management questions? Start with the GSU Library!

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

Email Mandy, the RDS Team Leader, at to get started!

Want your DMP draft reviewed?

The RDS Team is 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 Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, the RDS Team Leader:
    • 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 hours to review and comment. 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.
  • 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 Team Support?

IMPORTANT: This is NOT data management plan language! This is general language about RDS Team support. For help on writing data management plans, see our data management guide.