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Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Data Publishing & Reuse

Because managing access to research data is most often delegated to the primary investigator of a research project, there are a number of considerations one will encounter when deciding whether a research project is best served by restricting access or broadly publishing and sharing research data. Because research projects will vary widely in this spectrum of access, and informed researcher is better equipped to navigate the options provided by research data service providers. Below is a list of service providers that can offer assistance in this area.



Research data life cycleGo to Long Term Data Storage Go to Data Publishing,  & Reuse Go to Data Study & Analysis Go to Short Term Data Storage & File Sharing Go to Data Collection Go to Research Data Planning & Design