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Libraries help faculty preserve science research data

Ryan Womack at his office computer with the RUresearch Data Portal on screen

Faculty members conducting science research now have a vital ally, who will help them meet new National Science Foundation rules that require a detailed plan for organizing research data and making it accessible.

The Rutgers University Libraries, as part of its mission to support and advance the university's research agenda, offers solutions that enable faculty members to develop a data plan and provide for the ongoing management of their data. The Libraries invite faculty members to explore RUresearch, the emerging suite of RUcore tools and services, to support their research data.

RUresearch is a new service of RUcore, the Rutgers Community Repository, which is hosted and managed by the Rutgers University Libraries for the benefit of Rutgers faculty and students. The RUresearch team includes experts in data management, data archiving, metadata, and web portal development. The goal of RUresearch is to provide meaningful data support so that you can focus on the research itself.

Ryan Womack, Research Data Manager for RUcore, can schedule a 30 minute presentation for an academic department or a research team that covers the following topics:

  • Elements of the NSF Data Management Plan and resources to help with creating a plan.
  • Services that the RUresearch Data Team can provide for any research project whether or not it is submitted to the NSF, including:
    • consulting on data management for your research,
    • creation of metadata (structured description of data content)
    • permanent data archiving
  • Presenting your data in a portal customized to your data and your research audience

For a preview of RUresearch services, see: http://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/research

For more information on these services, please contact Ryan and the RUresearch team at rucore_research@email.rutgers.edu

Posted March 30, 2011