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Our Suite of Services

DRUM is part of a broad suite of services, offered at no cost, that support research data management on campus. Larger data projects may need additional support; please request a consultation.

We also refer you to other campus-based services. See for additional information.

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Support for Writing Data Management Plans (DMP)

We provide one-on-one assistance, templates, and consultation when writing DMPs, now required by some grant funding agencies (e.g. NSF and NIH).

  • Grant deadline? (contact us for timely consultation and feedback on your next DMP.
  • Not sure where to start? Use our online templates to help draft a DMP.
  • Sensitive data? Learn how to create IRB content forms that facilitate sharing later. </ul> </td> </tr>


Metadata Consultation and Data Management Training

Data management consultants will help with topics such as:


Data Repository and Curation Services

Up to 100GB per
project at no cost

UMN researchers may deposit data to the Libraries’ Data Repository for U of M (DRUM), subject to our collection policies. Data sets submitted to the Data Repository are reviewed by data curation staff to ensure that data is in a format and structure that best facilitates long-term access, discovery, and reuse.

Grant Partner

Full Life-cycle Support for Data

On request

The Libraries offer a full suite of support for PIs that seek support for data management, data sharing, and long-term preservation for data generated by funded grants. Costs determined per grant-funded project, contact us to discuss your project.