University Library

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

Publish Your Data

dash - Data Sharing Made Easy

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

  • All file formats
  • Indexed by scholarly search engines
  • Data assigned persistent DOI
  • Two different upload options: 
    • 10 gb of data per DOI via your computer
    • 100 gb of data per DOI via cloud server (Google Drive, Dropbox or Box)

Do You Have Your ORCID ID?


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

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