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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. Select University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Quick start guide


  • 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

Conversion Tools

Data Management Checklist

Publish Your Data

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Dryad is an open-source, research data curation and publication platform. UC Santa Cruz is a proud partner of Dryad and offers Dryad as a free service for all UC Santa Cruz Researchers to publish and archive their data. Datasets published in Dryad receive a citation and can be versioned at any time. Dryad is integrated with hundreds of Journals and is an easy way to both publish data and comply with funder and publisher mandates.

  • Submit data in any file format from any field of research
  • Dataset receive a citation and can be versioned at any time
  • Publish data through publisher and researcher workflow integrations
  • Link data with related articles, code, and other datasets
  • Quality control from curators who ensure data are usable


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Open source secure file transfer service. Share files with other people both inside and outside of the organization.

  • Provided by UC Santa Cruz for secure file transfer and not file storage.
  • Login with valid CruzID Gold account name and password
  • Not supported to transfer credit card data (PCI) or electronci protected health information (ePHI or HIPAA data
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Do You Have Your ORCID ID?


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