Data Plan Guides and Checklists
Data Management Plan Tool
This University of California Curation Center service has links to major funders guidelines with corresponding RTF templates. Create a login and the DMPTool walks you through creating a data management plan
]ICPSR Bibliography of Data-Related Literature
The Bibliography of Data-Related Literature is a continuously-updated database of thousands of citations of works using data held in the ICPSR archive. The works include journal articles, books, book chapters, government and agency reports, working papers, dissertations, conference papers, meeting presentations, unpublished manuscripts, magazine and newspaper articles, and audiovisual materials.
]Develop a Data Management and Sharing Plan
Jones, S. (2011). ‘How to Develop a Data Management and Sharing Plan’. DCC How-to Guides. Edinburgh: Digital Curation Centre. Available online: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides
]Data Management Plan Templates
University of Virginia Libraries, Scientific Data Consulting Group created templates for discipline specific NSF grant applications.
Data Archive-Repository Finding Tools
Data & Statistical Sources
Council of European Social Science Data Archives
Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
Search and browse for datasets on topics ranging from banking to criminal justice to economic indicators to health to labor to natural resources and transportation gleaned from government agencies, private exchanges and international organizations. Statistical Datasets supports customized graphing, mapping and even some common statistical functions.
A comprehensive list of open data catalogs curated by experts from around the world.
is a curated general-purpose [strongest in life sciences] repository
that makes the data underlying scientific publications
discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad has integrated data submission
for a growing list of journals; submission of data from other publications is also welcome."
]Global Financial Data
Global Financial Data features historical data on worldwide stock exchanges, bond indices, intraday data, futures data, interest rates, population data, and much more. All data is clearly defined, easy to read, and readily downloadable into Excel.
]Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) offers several time series and other types of aggregate data that consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses and administrative records. The data holdings contain studies and files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse. Click here
for searching tips.
Data and metadata for OECD countries and some selected non-member countries for everything from Agriculture to Welfare.
]Polling the Nations
The database includes 18,000 surveys and 600,000 questions on more than 7,000 topics. Scope is international, from the United States to more than 100 other countries.
]Roper Center for Public Opinion ResearchFirst-time users must register.
The Roper Center has a large archive of public opinion information. It contains nearly 500,000 questions and responses from national public opinion surveys going back to 1935. Among the many survey sources are Gallup, Harris, New York Times, Wall Street Journal
, ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC. The archive includes full datasets required to conduct bivariate and multivariate analyses using RoperExpress
]Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Indexing and abstracting (with select full text from 2007) of statistical resources from U.S. state government, business and research institute statistical publications. Tables for U.S. government and business reports.
Data Management Plan Forum