Publication & Scholarly Communication Support

Library offers informationist service to help manage your data

Collecting data for research? Before you do that, make sure you draft a data management plan! Luckily, the Samuel J. Wood Library can assist you with its new Research Informationist service.

Why use a Research Informationist?

Good data management practices can improve the efficiency and accuracy of your research, save time, and help you to avoid bureaucratic nuisances. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has begun requiring data management plans to be included in some types of grant applications. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) also requires researchers to document details on management of research data.

What does a Research Informationist do?  

Our WCM Informationist can help you:

  • Plan data collection and management
  • Support implementation of inter/intra-institutional research projects
  • Use appropriate tools, like REDCap, for secure collaboration around data
  • Organize, store, and back up data
  • Adhere to project-specific guidelines for data security and research integrity, including those of HIPAA, IRB, and FISMA
  • Develop data visualizations and communicate results effectively
  • Automate data submission to external agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Deposit data in research repositories to support reuse

Sounds great! How can I get help?  

Request a consultation at by filling out our online form. Our informationist will reach out and determine the best ways to meet your needs. 


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