Data Management Plans

Researchers who are applying for grants from federal agencies, or other funders will need to complete a Data Management Plan as part of the proposal. The Data Science Center is available to anyone for assistance in preparing the plans.

The Data Science Center (DSC) provides access and support for the California Digital Library’s "DMPTool", which provides a click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements. It also has direct links to funder websites, help text for answering questions, and resources for best practices surrounding data management. The DSC can help you fill out a DMP and also provide variety of resources on plans for different funding agencies, boiler plate language, elements to include in a plan, and advice on where and how to deposit data during and after a research project. We also assist in preparation of metadata, depositing data, and sharing data with others. We work with faculty and students and will work with you to manage and use your data throughout the life cycle of your research.

The Data Science Center is located in the Young Research Library and we can be reached at (310) 794-7397. Our “web site”

Another great resource for managing social science data can be found at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.