The library can assist faculty and researchers with the many-faceted steps of research data curation—from preparing research data management plans (which are required for many funding agencies), through file management best practices and metadata creation, to data sharing and data archiving. If you would like assistance with research data curation, please contact us. If you would like to schedule a consultation to better understand what services the library can offer, please schedule an appointment:
A Data Dictionary is a collection of names, definitions, and attributes about data elements that are being used or captured in a database, information system, or part of a research project. The metadata included in a Data Dictionary can assist in defining the scope and characteristics of data elements, as well the rules for their usage and application.