Data Management and Sharing

Becker Library has partnered with the Institute for Informatics to provide data management and sharing educational offerings and support services to the Washington University Medical Center community.

Check out the information below and reach out to Chris Sorensen ( or Marcy Vana ( with any questions.

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Data Management

Funding agencies are increasingly requiring data management plans as part of grant submissions. The Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool) is a free, online tool to help you easily build a data management plan that meets your funder’s requirements. Sign in through Washington University’s DMPTool affiliation using your WUSTL Key. We can assist you if you have any questions about data management plans or the DMPTool.

For more information, check out the slides from our Data Management Planning and Practice workshop.

REDCap Workshops

Becker Library is pleased to offer introductory, hands-on REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) workshops. REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online databases and surveys. Developed at Vanderbilt University and made freely available to other institutions, our Washington University instance of REDCap is managed by the Institute for Informatics. Join us or view the recordings to learn what REDCap is and how to use it to collect and manage your research data.

View the REDCap workshop schedule
View recordings of previous REDCap workshops

Previous Workshop Materials

Introduction to REDCap
Longitudinal Projects and Surveys
Data Dictionary and Data Import Tools

Data Sharing

Do you need help sharing your data? More and more, publishers and funding agencies are requiring the sharing of research data. Whether you need help finding an appropriate repository for your data, or already have a repository in mind and just need help wading through the documentation, we are familiar with the process and happy to assist you. Get started by filling out the quick Data Sharing Help Request Form.

For more information on data sharing, check out the slides from our Data Sharing and FAIRness workshop.

Additional Data Services at Washington University

If you’re on the Danforth Campus, check out the education and services available through the Data Services group in Olin Library.