Resources on Research Data Management

Research data is:

  • Digital objects: such as text files, image files, sound files
  • Databases : structured collection of records or data stored in a computer system

The Office of Research Integrity defines research data as:

Any information or observations that are associated with a particular project, including experimental specimens, technologies, and products related to the inquiry.

How are you keeping track of your project data?
Is it in a format that other researchers can use?
Do you have a plan for how to manage your data?

Check out our guide on Research Data Management. It walks you through creating data management plans, metadata, as well as citing and storing your data. Additional questions? Email us at

Who knew? Excel can cause inadvertent gene name conversion errors

Excel converts some gene names to dates. Research published in a recent issue of Genome Biology states: “A programmatic scan of leading genomics journals reveals that approximately one-fifth of papers with supplementary Excel gene lists contain erroneous gene name conversions.” Currently there is no way to deactivate the automatic conversion feature in Excel. Researchers, reviewers, editorial staff and database curators must remain vigilant.

Welcome Ferkauf students!

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation. Did you know the Library has a page just for you?
The most frequently used Library resources for students of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology can be found in one spot: Resources for Psychology Students. This page includes links to our guides on Ferkauf resources, Printing, Scanning and Photocopying, and mobile resources, as well as a link to group study room reservations. See something we missed? Let us know. Email us. Bookmark it!

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