Deputy Director & Vice President for Research

Data Management and Publishing

Planning the management of your data at proposal time and throughout its lifecycle is becoming increasingly important to funding agencies and is essential to ensure its current usability and long-run preservation and access. Please check the links at left for resources to help in preparing your data management plans and publishing research data.

* NEW * How to License Research Data

New September 2016: A guide to help you decide how to apply a licence to your research data, and which licence would be most suitable:

Ocean Data Standards and Best Practices

OceanDataPractices ( is a repository containing a wide variety of “practices” such as manuals and guides related to oceanographic data and information management. IODE also sponsors an Ocean Data Standards project (

WHOI co-chair of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)

Cyndy Chandler, Information Systems Specialist, was elected in March 2015 to serve a two-year term as co-chair of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE). Part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, IODE facilitates the exchange of oceanographic data and information between participating Member States, and by meeting the needs of users for data and information products.

IODE provides useful information via a range of services:
Data catalog: Ocean Data Portal
Expert directory: OceanExpert
Training resources: OceanTeacher

Data citation recommendations for AMS journals

In Spring 2015, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) released its data citation recommendations in their publications Authors Guide:

AMS journals include JPO and JTECH.

These recommendations may be useful, in general, for data citation.

Presentation for research data management

Please find a PDF with slides attached (link below) for a presentation from September 2014 on research data management, by Audrey Mickle, WHOI's Data Librarian. Learn more about data management topics and techniques to help manage a growing volume of research data in an increasing collaborative environment.

Data management resources from USGS

A great website from USGS, with info for the entire data life cycle from planning to publishing:

Last updated: October 24, 2016