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Resources for Anthropological Digital Data Management

For use in conjunction with the modules in

Bringing Digital Data Management Courses into Methods Training for Anthropology

This document, along with the modules and related resources, is available at

Project support: National Science Foundation, Workshop Grant 1529315; Jeffrey Mantz, Program Director, Cultural Anthropology

General resources

ARCHAEOML: an XML language for cultural resource objects,

CoPAR, Committee for Preservation of Anthropological Records,

CLIR, Council on Library and Information Resources, Post-Doctoral Program Resources,

DELAMAN, Digital Endangered Languages and Music Archive Network,

Dryad Digital Data Repository,

ELAR, Endangered Languages ARchive, SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,

Figshare: manage research outputs and make them available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner,

GitHub: collaboration, review, and management of open source and private coding projects

Government of Canada,, Toolbox: Repositories, Open Access Resources and Directories,

Learning Management Systems

Free and Open Source LMS, review article:

Morphosource, project-based data archive for paleoanthropology/skeletal biology 3d data,

National Anthropology Archives,

Open context:  Uses some infrastructure, controlled vocabularies and data structures that help normalize. Examples: Perseus and Encyclopedia of Life

Perseus Digital Library, mission: to help make the full record for humanity as intellectually accessible as possible to every human being,

Encyclopedia of Life, goal: global access to knowledge about life on Earth,

PSPP: Open source statistical software, SPSS equivalent,

PythonPerl: open-source development platform,

Registry of Anthropological Data Wiki,

RE3DATA, Registry of Research Data Repositories,

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Research + Tools,

softwarecarpentry: basic computer programming environment for scientific analysis,

tDAR, The Digital Archaeological Record,

UK Data Service,

Zotero: helps collect, organize, cite and share research resources,

Data management plans

See also the AAA’s “Resources for Preparing Data Management Plans,” available at

Australian National Data Service,

DMPOnline, tool of UK Data Curation Centre,


ICSPR, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Data Preparation Guide,

Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans,

Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania,

National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities, guide,

National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral, and Economical Sciences (SBE) data management planning policy,

Society for American Archaeology guide,

UK Economic and Social Research Council,

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