Mission

Data Services facilitates success and best practices in research and teaching by supporting JHU researchers, faculty, and students with data focused training, consultation, and technologies.  

Who We Work With

We work with faculty, students, and researchers at JHU. The following divisions participate in data management services: School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, and the School of Education (School of Nursing participates in data management consultation only).  

History

Data Services is comprised of what used to be two separate units: Data Management Services (DMS) and Geographic Information Systems Services (GIS). Data Management Services was launched in 2011 as part of the Entrepreneurial Library Program of the JHU Sheridan Libraries to provide support on preparing data management plans for proposals and public access to JHU research data (Watch a 45-minute presentation for a more comprehensive overview of DMS history and core services). GIS services at Johns Hopkins grew out of the Sheridan Libraries historical role of acquiring, managing, and sharing print and digital content with all Johns Hopkins usersIn 2016, DMS and GIS merged into Data Services, which is part of the Data Management Directorate of the Sheridan Libraries that also includes the Digital Research and Curation Center (DRCC) and Library Applications. Now, Data Services provide a wide range of support, including: data management planning; data discovery and access; data and software archiving and sharing; open data tools training and consulting; and working with geospatial data and mapping. The Data Services staff is committed to continuously promote open science and provide outstanding services to JHU researchers.