This site offers helpful tips on a host of data management topics, ranging from non-proprietary file formats to naming conventions to persistent identifiers to data documentation.
*Check out our new checklists!*
These checklists, tailored to stages of the research lifecycle, can help you streamline and organize work on your project.
README files describe your data, and help facilitate accurate understanding and reuse of your work.
Recommended README file content, in brief
For more detail, please see this README file template.
The Digital Repository Service is a secure repository system, designed to store and share scholarly, administrative, and archival materials from the Northeastern University community. It expands upon IRis, Northeastern's previous repository platform, which was first developed in 2005.
Anyone is welcome to use the DRS to discover publicly available content, like theses and dissertations or the University Archives and Special Collections Digital Collections.
Members of the Northeastern community are encouraged to sign in to access additional content that may not be publicly available, like photographs from the Office of Marketing and Communications or certain research materials.
There are several ways for DRS users to deposit material in the DRS. Northeastern faculty can sign in and start depositing right away, and departmental staff can contact DRS staff to get permission to start depositing on behalf of their department.
→ To fulfill grant funding agency requirements
→ To provide greater visibility for your research
→ To enable easier collaboration and sharing
→ To streamline data collection & findability within your lab or research group
→ Assistance with developing data management plans for grant proposals
→ Advice and support in data management, standards, documentation and organization to support reuse and preservation
→ Access to Northeastern's Digital Repository Service for data storage, sharing, and reuse.