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Public Access Policy Toolkit

For those seeking or receiving grant funds from agencies or funders with public access policies.

General Metadata Guidelines

Researchers with federal funds may wish to review:

  • White House Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-13-13 ("...this Memorandum establishes a framework to help institutionalize the principles of effective information management at each stage of the information's life cycle to promote interoperability and openness.")
  • Project Open Data: Open Data Policy -- Managing Information as an Asset (with principles, data standards, common core metadata, etc.)

Data Gathering, Processing & Analysis: Best Practices in Data Management

The Data Curation Librarian has created the Data Management Guide to provide guidance through the entire research and data lifecycle of your projects.

Use the Data Management Guide for guidance in the following areas of data management:

Tools for Creating Metadata