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Data Management

UCSF Library’s Data Science Initiative provides data management support for students, faculty, and staff. We offer consultations and teach general and curriculum-integrated classes to help UCSF researchers better organize and manage data for reproducibility. Topics covered include locating public datasets, organizing files, documenting data, and publishing research data to meet journal requirements.

Meet our data management expert

Ariel Deardorff
Ariel Deardorff

Ariel has worked as a librarian in academia, healthcare, and was a Fellow at the NIH. She is very familiar with funder and journal policies for data management, and can help researchers comply with these new requirements and integrate open science tools and methods into their research practice.

Team consultations

Whether you need help creating a data management plan, documenting and storing your research data, acquiring public data, or preserving data in an archive or repository, we are happy to meet with your lab or research team. Our consulting service will help you manage data throughout the research process and ensure that your data is organized and reproducible.

Ariel teaching

Stay updated on data management at UCSF

Attend an upcoming data science workshop and stay up to date with the latest DSI news. Topics include finding public data for research, managing data securely, best practices in reproducibility, and more. See the course catalog for a list of core DSI workshops and materials.

Ariel gave a terrific presentation–it was fun, informative, and also had so much beneficial info for the grad students who are enrolled in the course. I wished I had known more about data management when I was a grad student!

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