Data Services operates the JHU Data Archive and provides consulting to help you prepare your project data for longer-term access by you and your research community. We can help you deposit your data into the JHU Data Archive or into another preservation and sharing option. To learn more, visit our Archiving page.
Prepare a Data Management Plan (DMP)
Data management plans should address how data will be managed, disseminated and preserved over the course of a research project. We recommend using the DMPTool, a free, web-based editor, to help you efficiently write your plan. The DMPTool contains funder-specific data management plan templates, as well as JHU-specific information on topics such as data management policies, resources, and individuals at JHU who may be able to help. Sign in under “JHU” and use this Quick Start Guide to get started. We encourage you to send us a draft of your plan through the “Request Feedback” feature within the DMPTool for a quick review (responses usually provided within a business day).
Discovering and Accessing Data
Our library offers access to a wealth of data collections from government sources, proprietary databases, not-for-profit agencies, and other institutions. Data Services can help you navigate these and other publicly available sources. We can also help you with the process when using a data set requires a data security plan or special policy considerations. For more information about available data and statistics please see the library’s Data and Statistics page.