Data Management and Human Subjects Research

This webpage provides researchers who conduct human subjects research with helpful information for drafting data management plans (DMPs). Information about Penn State’s Data Management policy can be found on the OSVPR website

For general help with drafting a DMP:

Prior to an IRB submission, request a DMP review in the DMPTool or by emailing

For questions about selecting a data repository, sign up for a data management and sharing consultation via the Data Learning Center Bookings app.

For specific questions about the use of a data repository, reach out to data management experts within University Libraries for guidance via this contact form

Get answers to specific questions regarding DMPs for new and existing studies:

For general help with writing protocol and consent documents, see the following resources:


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