Conduct research

Find tools and services that help you keep your project moving forward, including citation management tools and guidance on data set descriptions, storage, and sharing options.

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Citation management

Get help with choosing and using citation management software to collect and organize your literature review in a central location. View a comparison of some of the more popular citation managers to help with your decision.

Identity management

ORCiD wordmarkKeep your research, scholarship, and innovation uniquely identified and connected to your contributions and affiliations. ASU is a member of ORCID -  a nonprofit organization that provides an open, transparent solution for researcher identity management. Learn more about ORCID @ ASU and read our guide on managing your information.

Data management

Contact us or check out our Research Data Management Guide for more information about:

  • Grant proposal data management plans
  • Consultations and workshops on best practices including file management, documentation, publication, and preservation strategies
  • Identifying and selecting research data repositories

Project management

The ASU Library provides consultations and graduate-level workshops on project collaboration and management tools including:

  • Setting up and using the Open Science Framework (OSF)
  • Using tools like Open Refine for cleaning and transforming “messy” data
  • Guidance for project and item level description (metadata)

Research Notebooks 

 LabArchives Electronic Research Notebook

An Electronic Research Notebook (ERN), often referred to as an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), is a multi-functional data manager to help consolidate your research information in one place. During the course of your project, an ERN can quickly and accurately import protocols, notes, observations, and other data from a computer or mobile device as well as static objects such as photographs of gels. ERNs integrate into several types of lab instrumentation and store the data they generate.

ASU now has an enterprise license for LabArchives a commercial-grade research management platform. It supports documenting methods, uploading images, and connecting to project storage. It also provides Intellectual property protection, audit functions, and meets the data management expectations of federal agencies. More information on the product can be found at Knowledge Enterprise's Research Data Management Electronic Notebooks.

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