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Data Management Services

Guide to Hosting, Collecting & Working with Data: Overview

With Georgia Southern Commons, the library provides a secure infrastructure for collecting, managing, and securely storing many types of "working" data with flexible access controls and no storage limits. Likewise, you may need to provide limited public access to working data during the active phase of research. 

Hosting your "working" data in Georgia Southern Commons may also facilitate curating and sharing your data when the time comes. For an example of how researchers are using Georgia Southern Commons to manage and distribute "working" data while meeting IRB requirements, see this video:


Data Management and the IR as a Teaching Tool at Illinois Wesleyan from bepress on Vimeo.


For help determining whether Georgia Southern Commons is the right home to store your "working" data, contact Jeffrey Mortimore, Digital Scholarship Librarian

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"Working" Data Best Practices

For more information on best practices for working with data during the active phase of your research, take advantage of the following resources related to collecting and working with research data. Planning and implementing good data collection strategies early will ease the process of sharing your data later.

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For help, contact the Georgia Southern Commons Team at A member of the Georgia Southern Commons Team will respond as soon as possible during regular business hours.