This guide is meant to be a primer on Data Management and Record Keeping. In this guide you will find definitions of key terms, principles and best practices, links to additional sources of information and other documentation. Use the links in the red tabs to the left to access the individual pages of this guide.
“Supervisors must enforce the highest standards for conducting research and creating and maintaining records of the research. The risk of misconduct increases in an environment where there is a lack or deficiency of supervision. Specifically, faculty supervisors, principal investigators, laboratory and center directors and Department Heads, should clearly articulate standards and protocols for research, scholarship, and creative work, through discussion and review of research, and, when possible, with written guidelines and training that adhere to best practices.” (p.1)
Academic & Research Computing Office: Data Management. A well-defined data management strategy is now a must for any research activity. ARC answers the data management needs of the WPI community with powerful tools and services, including,
Data collaboration space across institutions
Data Management Consultations
Data Management Plan Templates
Data storage at WPI
Back-up, archival, and security
Additional data management resources at WPI:
If your research involves human subjects, contact WPI's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
If your research involves animal subjects, contact WPI's Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC).
Have a question about data management? Email the WPI Data email list.
Note: both the ATC TTL and the IT Helpdesk are located on the main floor of the library.