Data Curation

Data curation is the active management of data to maintain and extend its value over time. It includes effectively organizing data for access, documenting context for reproducibility, and securely preserving the physical integrity of the work. We can help you with all stages of data management required by funding agencies (all the services listed below are available for use free of charge by UCI affiliates):

Create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. Examples:



A service making it easy to create and manage long-term, globally unique identifiers for your data and sources, ensuring their future discoverability and avoiding link rot. Examples:

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Handling Sensitive or Restricted Data

We welcome inquiries of any nature; however, in most cases we will refer you to the Security Team of UCI Office of Information Technology. These contacts are most useful:

  1. Josh Drummond (OIT): Chief Information Security Officer, Operations and Engineering,, (949) 824-9574
  2. April Sather (OIT): Assistant Chief Information Security Officer, Risk and Compliance,, (949) 824-1471
  3. Research Compliance, UCI Health,, (888) 456-7006
  4. Adrian Petrisor (Libraries): Information Security Coordinator for Libraries,

See also:


Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results (NSF site)

NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance (NIH site)

NIH Public Access Policy (UCI Libraries' research guide)

Research Data Management (UCI Libraries' research guide)

The Carpentries (UCI Libraries' workshops to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers)

US Federal Funder Public Access Policies (UC Office of Scholarly Communication)

Use ORCID and EZID to Uniquely Identify Your Research (UCI Libraries' Update: A Newsletter for Faculty)