Comprehensive Data Management Planning & Services

All Service Spotlights

audio data fileYou can use eCommons, Cornell's digital repository, to make your data available to a wider audience. In addition to publishing data where others can find it in the near term, you'll also be ensuring long-term preservation of and access to your research data. 

See eCommon's data deposit policy or the list of Cornell services for data sharing to learn more.

binary codeGet help with programming from a variety of service providers on campus.

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS) offers many services including:

The Cornell University Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU) offers:

IT@Cornell provides access to the Qualtrics web survey tool, which allows Cornell users to create and distribute surveys in support of research.

SHARE keyboardTo make your data available to a wider audience, you may be thinking about:

We recommend depositing to an established data system or repository whenever possible to increase the likelihood that data are preserved for future use. Learn more about options and best practices for sharing data and Cornell services for data sharing.

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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.

Check out their quick start guide 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.

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Explore solutions that have worked for colleagues, identify learning opportunities, and find new ways to build community around data management topics.

Find research data management support for researchers in the Life Sciences here at Cornell.


Screenshot of Data Storage Finder with several options selected Use this self-service, interactive tool to help discover and evaluate data storage options at Cornell.

Answer a brief set of questions to narrow down the storage options to only those that fit your needs around security, file size, access, and other features; or explore and compare them all with the Data Storage Finder.


Cornell's license to Box allows faculty, staff and students to store and share research online.

  • Manage and preview files in many formats.
  • Share files and folders while controlling access with a range of permissions from preview-only to full editing and collaboration rights.
  • Keep your research secure (encrypted transmission and storage).
  • Access content through all major browsers, and through mobile devices running iOS, Android, and Blackberry.
  • Easily edit Microsoft Office files on the desktop or in Office Online.
  • Comment on files.
  • Create simple workflows.
  • Take advantage of related applications and file synchronization tools.

Login to Box using your NetID, or get more information.


Cornell Secure File Transfer  is a secure method for transferring files smaller than 5 GB, and both Cornell community members and external collaborators can send and receive files. More information can be found at

Check the regulated data chart for data types that require pre-approval before transmission.


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The Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS) is now an institutional member of the Qualitative Data Repository

The QDR is a dedicated archive for storing and sharing qualitative and multi-method data, and is hosted by the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, a unit of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Our institutional membership supports the curation and preservation of data projects deposited by Cornell faculty, students, and research staff. Contact to learn more, or check out the Sharing Data @ QDR brochure.


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The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free scholarly web tool that enhances transparency, fosters collaboration, and increases the visibility of research outputs, including data and code. A partnership between Cornell University and the Center for Open Science provides a central hub for Cornell research projects.

Questions? Contact OSF directly, or set up a consultation:

The Digital CoLab at Olin Library supports new and experimental approaches to research and teaching that are most often associated with the humanities and qualitative social sciences. The CoLab offers one-on-one consultations, workshops, and classroom instruction on digital projects. Connect with the CoLab and join its listerv to stay informed on DH campus news. 

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Safeguard your intellectual freedom by understanding the digital privacy landscape. Cornell University Library provides resources on concrete strategies to assess your risk and increase your digital privacy. Learn more about privacy services.