Data-related resources organized by JHU Data Services to guide you through your research from the beginning to the end. The following topics are included in this Resources page:
Plan Research Projects
- JHU grant support services
- Manage and organize literature
- How to write a DMP
- Funder’s requirements
- JHU policies
- Access and collect data
- Manage data
- Analyze and visualize data
- Document data
- Store and preserve data
- Prepare data for sharing
- How to find a data repository
- Share code and software
- Condition for access and reuse
A web-based tool that help researchers write DMPs. JHU users can log in here. Data Services provide FREE assistance in developing data management and sharing plans in either case and for ALL funding agencies. You can send completed DMPs to email@example.com for feedback.
A user-friendly page of tables and checklists that can be used to quickly evaluate data management plans. More information about the worksheet can be found here.
Data Access and Discovery
JHU Libraries Data Grant
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 annually. Visit the JHU Libraries Data Grant page for more information about the program, and how to apply.
GIS and Mapping
An overview of introductory geospatial concepts.
Information and links to download Esri software and data for the JHU community.
Resources for JHU community members teaching GIS.
Information on accessing Johns Hopkins University’s map collection, and beyond.
Interactive online tutorial about using file names to organize research data
Interactive HTML toolbox for data management specialists
- Collaboration tools
- Security and Backup
- Clinical Data Management
Collection of resources shared in Data Services’ Documenting Your Research Data online module.
- Help with Statistics
- Big Data
- Software Development
Tips and set of questions researchers can use in determining whether a particular research data repository will work for their circumstances.
What is metadata, and what does it have to with research data? Find here a description of metadata for research data management and ten questions/guidelines you can use in developing comprehensive metadata for your project.
Data Analysis and Visualization
Guide for technologies, techniques, and best practices for data visualization.
Overview and resource links for qualitative data analysis software (QDAS) such as nVivo and ATLAS.ti.
Information on accessing data and statistics for a variety of subject areas.
De-identify Human Subjects Data
With researchers increasingly encouraged or required to share their data, preparing to share datasets with confidential identifiers of people and organizations is particularly challenging. Join JHU Data Services for an overview of types of identifiers and how to determine if your data have disclosure risk. You will also learn available JHU resources to help you with de-identifying data.
A list of de-identification software tools and applications that researchers can use in de-identifying their research data for more public sharing.
- Introduction to disclosure analysis and protection of personal and health identifiers in research data. This guide includes basic concepts and primary techniques focusing on preparing data for sharing with collaborators, repositories, or for public access.
- Downloadable guide for protecting and removing personal identifiers of research subjects for data sharing (downloadable guide).
Every scholarly article produced by Johns Hopkins full-time faculty should be made available in an open access repository.
This is only available to Johns Hopkins researchers. You can use PASS to submit your manuscripts to funder and institutional publication repositories (e.g. PubMed Central, JScholarship) and comply with open access policies.