Boston University Libraries

How the libraries can help you with your data.


Need help? Schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Librarians can help you with writing a data management plan, depositing your data into a data repository, finding relevant data sets, and organizing your data for analysis. We can also connect you with other partners on-campus to help with more in-depth data analysis or publishing your research.


The Libraries offer a range of workshops on topics like data management, digital scholarship, digital publishing, and selected programming topics.


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Supported Tools

Coming Soon!! Developed by the Center for Open Science. The Open Science Framework can help you manage your workflow, archive your data, and protect your work. It also integrates with tools like GitHub, figshare, and Google Drive.

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Use the DMPTool to build your data management plan (DMP). With over 30 DMP templates from organizations like the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation, the DMPTool can help you write your DMP.


Our Guides

Use our guides to learn independently.

The Libraries have a number of guides to help you get started with your project. Topics include citing data, selecting a data repository, writing a data management plan, and using the DMPTool. These guides are a great place to start whenever you are ready and from wherever you are located.