Resources for Data Librarians

Do you provide research data management service to your institution? Support Your Data provides an approachable framework for data librarians and educators to consult with researchers about how to best manage their research data. Print out the standard Support Your Data materials, which includes the best practices and evaluation rubric, to promote research data management awareness by posting in your classroom or library.


RDM Rubric Chart

The Support Your Data evaluation rubric is a great way to kick-start a consultation with a researcher. It helps them understand the scope of research data management and identify areas for improvement.

Best Practices

Download PDF versions of the best practices for the six stages of research data management.

Customize Support Your Data materials for your institution

Use the Support Your Data template to customize the best practices and evaluation rubric for your library, lab, or department. You can either use our PDF generator to add local terminology, branding, and contact information to the print versions of the best practices, or download an editable Word version to further adapt the materials to your institution’s needs.

All of the Support Your Data materials are covered by a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licenses. Please use the following citation to give credit when sharing and/or adapting the Support Your Data materials.

Borghi J.A., Abrams S., Lowenberg D., Simms B., Chodaki J. (2018) Support Your Data: A Research Data Management Guide for Researchers. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 4, e28439, https://doi. org/10.3897/rio.4.e26439