This presentation by Mark Stoffan and Elizabeth Skene covers the basics of data management and tools available to faculty and staff at WCU including DMPTool, NC DOCKS, and the Odum Institue Dataverse.
You'll need to determine the level of data sensitivity for your project. Refer to the Data Handling Procedures Related to the Data Security and Stewardship Policy document for the most up to date information.
To get assistance managing data and storage during your project, contact IT and request an IT project.
The data collected at WCU during this study will be archived in the Dataverse Network at Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via an agreement with NC DOCKS. The data will be stored online and will publicly available. The Odum Institute Dataverse Network is committed to providing data repository that will “automate professional archival practices, guarantee long term preservation, and enable researchers to share, retain control of, and receive web visibility and formal academic citations of their data contributions.” Archiving the data in the Dataverse will guarantee the long-term preservation and accessibility of the data through a distributed digital preservation network. Additionally, the data will be available through the Odum Institute Dataverse Network catalog and will be given a persistent identifier, allowing a stable citation that will allow for proper acknowledgment.
Research data archived on the school and university networked storage server is backed up on daily basis by the university services. The researchers are currently responsible for storage, maintenance and archive of the data. The specific storage directory of the data will be maintained by the Kimmel School at WCU in compliance with the university-wide Information Security Policies, University Policy 95: Data Network Security and Access Control. All data associated with this project will be maintained in compliance with these established institution policies.
Most data management plans will ask about both the public accessibility of your data and how you will ensure it's long-term preservation. WCU's institutional repository NC DOCKS can help with both of these.
NC DOCKS is now partnering with UNC Chapel Hill's Odum Institute to host research data. This partnership offers the following advantages
Hunter Library believes that the NC DOCKS/Odum partnership will ably fulfill the data management plan requirements that are now commonly being mandated by granting agencies.
Each data submission should be accompanied by an Odum/NC DOCKS data deposit form (PDF).
Any faculty member interested in contributing works to WCU's IR, NC DOCKS, should contact Scottie Kapel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To begin the process, send Scottie a list of your works. The WCU Libraries will then verify which publishers allow self-archiving (you can check for yourself using SHERPA/RoMEO) and may also be able to scan some of your works. But for some items, you may need to send a copy to Scottie (usually as an e-mail attachment). We aim to make the submission process as simple as possible.
Criteria for Submissions