Research Data Life Cycle

The University of Florida Libraries are here to assist you with data management planning, including the development of data management plans, supporting long term preservation needs, improving data discoverability, and meeting UF security and privacy requirements.

Why manage research data?

  • Save time
  • Meet funding requirements
  • Increase discovery and reuse
  • Protect and preserve data


The development of this Data Management Planning Guide would not have been possible without previous work:

Centre, D. C. (2013). What are Metadata Standards.

Edinburgh, U. o. (2013). Research Data MANTRA course.

Hanson, K., Surkis, A., & Yacobucci, K. Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts.

Libraries, U. o. T. (2013). Recommended File Formats.

Partnership, D. (2013). Ensure the reliability of your storage media.

Texas Advanced Computing Center. (2012). Writing a Data Management Plan: a guide for the perplexed.