Data Management and Sharing

This guide gathers overviews and resources for data management and sharing following the research workflow for data, from preparing data management and sharing plans for grant proposals, conducting research, to sharing research data.

Data Services

If you need assistance with Data Management and Sharing Plans for your grant proposals, please contact Data Services via 

Data Services supports researchers, faculty, and students with a spectrum of resources for working with data to make your research and teaching successful. These include: data management and archiving; using GIS and geospatial data; finding and accessing data, and using other tools and software for working with data. Visit Data Services' consultation schedule, live webinars and self-paced online training sessions, and steps to share your data on our data repository (Johns Hopkins Research Data Repository) or our main website to learn more about Data Services. 


These materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, attributable to Data Services, Johns Hopkins University.

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Our Libguides

JHU Data Services supports members of the JHU community with a spectrum of resources for working with data. We have many guides to help you in your research and/or teaching endeavors:
 GIS & Maps
Geospatial Concepts An overview of introductory geospatial concepts
Esri Software Access Information and links to download Esri software and data for the JHU community
Teaching GIS & Maps Resources for JHU community members teaching GIS
Maps & Online Map Resources Information on accessing Johns Hopkins University's map collection, and beyond

Data Access
Data and Statistics Information on accessing data and statistics for a variety of subject areas

Data Management & Analysis
Data Management Best practices for data management 
Documenting Research Data Collection of resources shared in Data Services' Documenting Your Research Data online module
Human Subject Identifiers Introduction to concepts and techniques for protecting and removing human subject identifiers
Qualitative Data Analysis Software Overview and resource links for qualitative data analysis software (QDAS) such as nVivo and ATLAS.ti
Using R and Python Resources for learning and using R and/or Python in your research.

Data Visualization
Data Visualization Guide for technologies, techniques, and best practices for data visualization.