Research Lifecycle

21st Century Digital Scholarship Cycle

Publication Cycle

Planning Cycle

Research Lifecycle grey cloud buttonData Curation

Currently Unsupported



Research Lifecycle grey cloud buttonData Sharing (currently unsupported) involves:

  • server with appropriate computing power
  • storage for data (large data sets and other data in a variety of formats)
  • provisions for access (UCF, non-UCF collaborators, colleagues at other universities) including interaction with central repository for publications/presentations
  • backup/archiving/curation policy


Research Lifecycle Blue Library ButtonMetadata Services for final projects and papers involves:

  • selecting a metadata standard based on your needs and field standards
  • describing basic properties of your data and materials
  • assigning keywords, tags, terms to describe, manage, and preserve your data
  • using metadata standards that allow data be harvested


Research Lifecycle Blue Library ButtonOpen Access Hosting involves:

  • scalable storage for materials in a variety of formats
  • support for open access and embargo policies
  • backup/archiving/curation policy
  • support for subject or discipline specific repositories
  • A library supported institutional repository


Research Lifecycle Library grey ButtonLong Term Preservation (currently unsupported) involves…

  • a preservation plan for your research materials
  • support for future usability of data and materials
  • provisions for backups and redundancy
  • selective inclusion in University Archives


Research Lifecycle Blue Library ButtonDiscovery Support involves:

  • deploying a publicly accessible interface for hosted materials
  • exposing metadata for harvesting by library and other systems
  • linking to UCF-authored materials hosted on publisher sites



Funded Research Cycle: Grant Conclusion

Research Lifecycle ORC Green ButtonAward Closeout

Technology Transfer



Global Scholarly Community

Research Lifecycle Blue Library ButtonCitation Metrics involves:

  • demonstrating the scholarly reach of the univeristy
  • gauging the impact of research based on citation counts
  • supporting promotion and tenure documentation

Publication Cycle

Planning Cycle

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