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.

JHU Grant Support Services

JHU Research Administration Offices

The University has two divisional offices that support researchers in the grant proposal process:

  • School of Medicine Office of Research Administration

  • JHU Research Administration (JHURA), supports research for Bloomberg School of Public Health, Carey Business School, Jhpiego, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS), Peabody Institute, School of Education, School of Nursing, Whiting School of Engineering, and several other divisions and centers within Johns Hopkins University. JHURA holds Brown Bag Seminars regularly. Check out their current offerings and past recordings here

WSE Office of Research and Translation

Whiting School of Engineering's Office of Research and Translation expands upon Research Administration support with the Commercial and Government Program Office (CGPO) that support faculty who are interested in pursuing large-scale grants and help researchers identify projects fall outside the scope of traditional sponsored research.

Find Funding

Funding Opportunities pages at JHU Research Administration  and  School of Medicine Office of Research Administration
  • database of opportunities at all US Federal grant agencies

Write a Data Management Plan for data sharing requirements

U.S. Federal funders, and many private funders, require making data associated with grants openly available for further research. Grant proposals may require data management plans (or Data Management and Sharing plans) that describe how the proposal will meet those requirements. Most funders require plans of up to two pages asking for particular topics and content.

For detailed guidance, go to the section: Write a Data Management and Sharing Plan

Manage and Organize Literature

Academic Liaisons of the Sheridan Libraries

The Academic Liaison librarians serve specific academic departments and programs by providing research support to faculty and students; instructing in the use of library resources; collecting library materials; and serving as liaisons between the libraries and their departments. You can find the librarian specific to your subject on their website.

Informationists of the Welch Medical Library

The embedded informationist service model comprises customized information services delivered where you are, at your points of research, teaching and clinical care. They conduct expert searches for various types of information (literature, funding, data, etc) to support research proposals and grants, clinical practice decisions, education instruction and article publication (find your Informationist). They also participate as guest instructors for formal and informal courses and act as on-site Informationists, providing input to discussions at departmental seminars, committees, case conferences and journal clubs (register for a Welch class). They can provide office hours for departments, collaborate on systematic review teams and offer information management instruction. Please see their main website for more information.

Reference and Citation Tools

This Sheridan Libraries’ LibGuide: Citing Resources suggests 12 citation management tools. Currently, RefWorks is free for all JHU users and librarians at the Sheridan Libraries provide support for JHU users. Zotero and Mendeley are another two popular citation management tools.