Welcome!

The OU Libraries would like to welcome you to a new site, Resources for Researchers

As research advances, new policies and methods regarding data, data management and data curation make use of the emerging and advancing technologies. In addition, funding agencies serving as stewards of the tax paying public are beginning to announce policies regarding open access and reproducibility. The requirement of submitting a Data Management Plan (DMP) as a part of the the proposal process now becomes a very important part of the process. Not only is the formation of a DMP important, the implementation and following through the DMP will become an important part of the research workflow.

This site will serve as a site for learning what resources are available to faculty and students to help facilitate their research endeavors.  Websites, software, local resources, and tools will be listed with brief descriptions. However, making lists of resources and websites is only a small part of this website. The OU Libraries wish to make this an active site and will add contact from Twitter feeds, following those Twitter feeds hosted by other research libraries, data initiatives and major figures in the field of digital data, data management and data curation. This site will include a blog that will highlight in more detail, some of the tools and resources listed on the site. 

Finally, OU lLibraries is interested in your feedback. We would love to hear from you regarding the tools and software that you may be using successfully in your research endeavors. What issues are you having? What tools are not listed? We want to make this site a useful resource that you can use and share with others.