Data Management

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mandate that the projects they fund have data management and data sharing plans. As a service to the research community, UTech Research Computing provides guidelines on how to write individual plans, including examples. UTech will also review data management requirements, including specific requirements for NSF and NIH-funded research.

NOTE: A complimentary service is also provided by research service librarians at the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL).

Visit the Data Management site for more information about the importance of data management - including it's role in promoting research integrity, intellectual property protection and appropriate confidentiality.


  • Ensure project accessibility and usability
  • Reduce the time and resources required to sustain data over time
  • Decrease the risk of data loss or corruption
  • Promote research integrity
  • Protect intellectual property
  • Comply with confidentiality requirements
  • Meet funder data-management requirements

Get The Service

Research Computing offers a variety of pre-award consultative services, including data management and funding-agency application consultation. If you have additional questions or need to open a service request, contact the Service Desk.
P: 216.368.HELP

Or to contact Research Computing directly, send email to

Learn more about the research data management services available from the KSL research service librarians at the KSL Research Data Management Site.