Data Services operates the Johns Hopkins Research Data Repository 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 Johns Hopkins Research Data Repository 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.
Do you need a particular dataset to conduct your research? Is there a dataset that would be useful to your department or research group? If you are an active JHU affiliate you may apply for a JHU Libraries Data Grant and, contingent on eligibility and availability, you will receive access to the data you need. Applications are open from July 1st to September 30th every year. Visit the JHU Libraries Data Grant page for more information about the program, and how to apply.