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How Do I Manage Research Data at Penn State College of Medicine?


Repositories for Data Management

 REDCap icon                                                                


Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a secure, web-based application designed exclusively to support data capture for research studies; CTSI sponsored

User support and training of REDCap

HIPAA compliant

  Scholarsphere icon  

 Scholarsphere (PSU)

A Penn State University Libraries product available to faculty, staff, and students (PSU Access ID required to use).

General information on Scholarsphere

User   Support - FAQs, support videos, technical difficulties, consultation requests

Not designed for patient or identified data

  Data Commons (PSU)  A resource for data sharing, discovery, and archiving of Penn State research


Administrative Information Services (PSU)



Various digital tools available to the PSU community

  PubChem icon  


Biological activity of small molecules; includes PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay

Allows uploading of small molecule data including biological activity data and siRNA data


 GenBank ®  

NIH genetic sequence database; for submissions 

 PDB icon

 RCSB Protein Data Bank

3D structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complexes

Deposit structural data in PDB


 NIH Sharing Repositories

NIH-supported data repositories that accept submissions of appropriate data from NIH-funded investigators (and others)



Basic and applied sciences data


 Data Repositories from Open Access Directory

Repositories for open data


 (these organizations merged)

Global registry of research data repositories; identify and locate online repositories of research data in various disciplines 




General repository services


Computer software-specific repository