Use this Research Data Management Guide to find resources which will help you manage (write, share, back up, document) your data and understand requirements from grant funding agencies for data management plans.
Tools for Creating Metadata
- The U.S Census Bureau offers a variety of data resources, largely microdata, for applied social science research.
FlowingData - links to 30 data sources.
MANTRA - Research data management training - a free online course on managing digital data from University of Edinburgh and JISC, a UK organization dedicated to the use of digital technologies for education and research.
Pew Research Center - Download datasets on topics such as U.S. politics & policy, journalism & media, the internet, science & technology, religion & public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and social demographic trends.
The Registry of Research Data Repositories has over 1,200 data repositories cataloged for easy searching by keyword or subject.
ONEMercury is the search engine created by DataONE, that allows you to find many data repositories all from one search tool.