Data Management

Data management is the systematic organization and planning for data throughout the research cycle which includes:

  • collecting and processing data
  • analyzing data and publishing research results
  • planning for long-term access

Sharing data raises visibility, fosters reproducibility, and promotes citation of your research.

One area of service provided by Data Services is guiding George Mason researchers through preparing data management plans (DMPs) to meet grant application requirements and beyond.

Additional consultation services include:  data documentation and metadata, content and format of data, information on funding agency data sharing requirements, and preservation and long-term access of research data.

For help contact:

Wendy Mann | | 703.993.5272


  • Archiving Your Data
    MARS is a web-accessible and widely indexed DSpace repository hosted and managed by the University Libraries. With persistent URLs, searchable metadata, full-text indexing, and long-term preservation, MARS is a free, secure place to archive and share faculty research output, including data sets.

Featured Resource

Create, Review and Share Data Management Plans

  • Meet funding agency requirements.
  • Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies.
  • Connect to DMPTool. Click Get Started and choose George Mason University from Select Your Institution.
  • At the log in screen, log in with your Mason e-mail username and password.

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