Research Data Management Consultations
We are available to help you, your lab, or center understand your data management needs and recommend best practices for keeping your data usable, now and into the future.
Data Management Plan Review
Data Management Plans are required components for some grant proposals that outline how the principle investigators will manage and share their primary research data.
If requested, a data librarian can review your data management plan (DMP) prior to submission with grant applications and provide feedback. Please allow ten working days for our review. We will try to accommodate requests for review at short notice but please note that we cannot guarantee this.
Messy data on your hands? A data librarian can help provide guidance on how to clean it using OpenRefine or R.
Data Visualization Consultations
Take your visualizations to the next level with feedback from our data visualization experts. Currently providing technical assistance with visualizations in Excel, R, and Tableau and happy to provide feedback on visualizations from any software.
Please contact us to set up a training on any of the following data topics for yourself or your group:
Library workstations in the C area (northeast corner of the library) have statistical software packages SPSS and SAS available for use. View the list of specific desktops.
Data Sharing and Archiving
eScholarship@UMMS can serve as a home for research data files that support scholarly publications, including dissertations, theses, and journal articles that must meet requirements for the preservation and dissemination of data.
Benefits of sharing your data through eScholarship@UMMS:
If you have any questions about our repository services or are interested in depositing some data in eScholarship, contact Lisa Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Data Analysis and Planning
The Quantitative Methods Core (QMC), within the Division of Biostatistics and Health Sciences Research in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, provides clinical research support in biostatistics, experimental design, and data management.
Research Technology, a division of UMass Medical Information Technology group, has a well-established and diverse team of IT professionals that can provide a variety of services related to your clinical and basic science research needs.
UMCCTS Informatics Core
IT manages several research computing service options for the UMMS community. Including: