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Research Data Management


The DMPTool offers ready-to-use templates to create a data management plan for NSF, NIH, NEH, DOE, IMLS and others.

Link to DMPTool

Log in using your UCSC CruzID Gold Account and select University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Get Help With Data & Open Access


Scholarly Communication & eResearch Team


Publish Your Data

dash - Data Sharing Made Easy

Use DASH to easily publish datasets and share with the research community.

  • Easy to use interface with drag-and-drop operation
  • Describe your data and have it indexed by scholarly data search engines
  • Identify data with a persistent DOI
  • Preserve data for the long-term
  • Faceted search and browse with other UC researcher datasets
  • 2 gb/file, 10 gb total local or 1000 files any size up to 50 GB limit on an overall data set


  • Create identifiers for anything: texts, data, bones, terms, etc.  
  • Each identifier is a persistent web link so citation links are never broken
  • A variety of persistent identifiers available, including ARKs and DataCite DOIs
  • Store citation metadata (title, creator, etc) for identifiers in a variety of formats
  • UCSC researchers should contact the Library for EZID requests

Do You Have Your ORCID ID?


Create a free persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers.

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