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Other research and scholarship resources

Resources available at UMass Amherst

ScholarWorks @ UMass Amhest 

The digital showcase of scholarship at UMass Amherst. Supports all your scholarship -- articles, data, posters, and more. Can also assign DOIs. 

Center for Research on Families

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an interdisciplinary research center whose mission is to support and build a strong network of faculty with expertise in family research who are able to generate collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects, and to create unique programming to bring research to policy-makers and the public. As a basic unit of human and animal life, research on families at CRF encompasses disciplines as diverse as the life sciences, social sciences, public health and nursing, education, and natural resources. This rich mix of disciplines has been a key to faculty enthusiasm for CRF. The Center provides methodology consultations to researchers across disciplines, seed grants, training, workshops, seminars, and other opportunities.

Institute for Social Science Research 

Offers consultations, short courses, and workshops, including methodology workshops, seminars on research issues, and technology workshops, to support your research. Open to scholars in all disciplines.

Information Technology

UMass Amherst IT can connect you with the cyberinfrastructure you need to be successful, and has helpful tips on ensuring the security of your work.

Office of Professional Development

Part of the Graduate School, the Office of Professional Development hosts events on a variety of topics, including grants and fellowships, communication, teaching, career preparation, and personal development. 

Research Business Managers Network

Assistance with grant writing and research administration processes. Be sure to get in touch with RBMNet well in advance of your deadline. 

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Human Research Protection Office and the Institutional Review board work with the community to protect the rights and welfare of research participants. Invaluable resource if you are working with human subjects. 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

UMass Amherst's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee oversees the use of vertebrate animals in teaching and research. IACUC plays an important role in review, inspection, investigation, and reports for the UMass Amherst campus. 

Digital Humanities Initiative at UMass Amherst

Supports scholars in the humanities by working to provide a community to support high-performance computing initiatives, as well as mentoring and collaborative opportunities.


Tools and initiatives outside of UMass

Brown Dog @ University of Illinois

A program that works to leverage existing code, libraries, and services to help make data accessible, largely through curating and transforming data for use and re-use.


Blogs and other education

Looking for more educational opportunities? Check these out:

Data Pub Blog - from

From the University of California, and is primarily blog posts on current topics in data management. Occasionally posts on projects at the California Digital Library.

Research Data Q - from

Leveraging the experience of the research data management community, DataQ is a platform for the community to ask and answer questions related to research data support. Offers answers to questions on a broad range of data management topics, from how to address DMPs with subcontractors, to de-identification.

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