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What we do

The Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) is a collaborative, campus-wide organization that assists with creating and implementing data management plans, applying best practices for managing data, and finding data management services at any stage of the research process.

Service Spotlight

The Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool) is an online tool for creating, reviewing, and sharing data management plans. Templates for many funding agencies are available, including the NSF, NIH, and others. Cornell University is an institutional partner, allowing you to quickly log in using your Cornell NetID and password and easily get help and guidance from the RDMSG for Cornell-specific services.

See a 90-second animated overview of the DMPTool or, for more general information about data management plans, see our Data Management Planning guide.

Please note: The DMPTool is hosted by the California Digital Library (CDL). All content saved in the tool is held on CDL servers and is subject to their privacy policies.

Recent news

Want to know how to more effectively use spreadsheet programs, Open Refine, R, and SQL? Learn more at the Data Carpentry workshop June 13-14, hosted by the Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit. More information can be found at



Unexpected data-related issues slowing you down? Come talk to one of the consultants! We now offer walk-in office hours, Monday - Friday 2-3pm (excluding holidays).

We're available to help in the Mann Library consultation area Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and in the Uris Library consultation room Wednesday and Thursday.

More information, and notification of any cancellations can be found on our website, and consultations are always available upon request via


There are two upcoming information sessions that might be of interest:

Thursday, February 18, 2016. 9:30 – 10:30 AM. 247 Clark Hall. OSP Roundtable: Where’s my funding? A review of the NIH Public Access Policy requirement, and an update on emerging policies of other funders. More information at