#OpenCMU

The #OpenCMU campaign aims to increase access to CMU work and the impact of CMU work by educating and engaging the CMU community in important practices that can enhance discovery, use and impact of CMU research.

Data management 101

Do you need help with data management? Not sure if you need a plan? This information is designed to help you.

Data Management Plans (DMPs) basics

Draft an effective data management plan and learn about tools & resources for completing your DMP.

Data security & backup

Ready to store or backup your data? Not sure where to store or back it up? Let us help.

Define & Document

Tips for research documentation as you work. Best practices for file naming and documenting your research practices and analyses.

Google Scholar

Want to get more out of something you already use? Configure Google Scholar so you can access CMU licensed materials.

Identifiers

Always know who’s who and what’s what. Use researcher, funder, and object Ids to disambiguate research and get permanent URLs for data and publications.

Managing citations

Keep track of the research materials you gather and simplify citing: use a citation management tool. Get recommendations and personal assistance.

Metadata

Metadata helps document your data, allowing users to understand what the data is, how it was created, who created it, and how it may be used.

Using other people's work

Confused about when you can use someone's work in your research or teaching? This information explains fair use and how it can work for you.