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Critical and Curatorial Studies

This guide provides resources on topics related to critical and curatorial studies.

Manage your Data

Research data is data created or generated as part of a research project,  including numeric data, text, transcripts, images, video and audio recordings and more. Good research data management prevents data loss, keeps data secure and facilitates data sharing.

UBC Library is here to help our faculty, students and staff manage their research data.  Visit the Research Data Management website to explore these topics:

  • Learn - All about research data management
  • Plan - Meet grant requirements and preserve your data
  • Deposit - Share your data with the world
  • Find - Search and browse existing data sets

The guide also provides links to online tools like the DMP assistant and the UBC Library Data Guide to help you create a Data Management Plan. Learn more with the Research Data Alliance's Training Materials, the "Good Enough" Research Data Management Brief Guide, or attend one of UBC Library’s workshops. Check the instruction calendar for dates and times.



Part of managing your research data includes managing your author profile, allowing your citations to be properly attributed and linked to you. One type of author profile is linked to an ORCID iD, a type of personal persistent identifier. ORCID is an international non-profit organization.

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.

An ORCID iD is yours, for your entire career. Even if your name changes or you move between countries, postings, or fields, your ORCID iD remains unchanged. 

Register for your ORCID iD at

Data Repositories

Need Help?

For personalized assistance with research data management or to arrange a workshop, please email