New Service for Archiving Research Data

Johns Hopkins Data Management Services provides archiving services for the Johns Hopkins research community through the JHU Data Archive. These services give researchers the opportunity to share their data outside of original collaborations and beyond the life of a research project.

Beginning July 1st DMS offers a new service for archiving JHU researcher data collections. The new Small Data Collections Archiving Service is designed for researchers who want to provide online access to data collections associated with discrete research products such as publications, simulation models, experiments or a small project. This service is scoped to be cost effective while providing for access to, and preservation and discoverability of, research data collections.

We developed this new archiving service in response to researcher feedback we have received over the past two years. Over the past few months we solicited a dozen faculty and staff across JHU Schools for their input on a proposal of this service and have incorporated their feedback.

Unlike our Large Data Collections Single Grant Archiving Service, funding for the Small Data Collections Archiving Service does not need to be tied a grant. Thus this service could be used for sharing and archiving legacy research data or data collections originated from multiple projects.

The Small Data Collections Archiving Service does not supersede the Large Data Collections Single Grant Archiving Service; both are in effect as of July 1st. Johns Hopkins researchers may find the Large Data Collections Single Grant Archiving Service more appropriate for archival of research data from larger projects tied to a grant.

Details on this new service are available on our website. We will work with researchers to determine if either archiving service is the best fit for their needs, and will provide prepared language describing service for its inclusion in data management plans and proposals.

Please contact us at datamanagement@jhu.edu with any questions or comments!

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Jonathan Petters, Data Management Consultant, Johns Hopkins Data Management Services

Johns Hopkins Data Management Services provides the JHU research community a) consultative support on data management plans for proposals, b) guidance on aspects of research data management through seminars and workshops, and c) archival of data collections through the JHU Data Archive. Contact us at datamanagement@jhu.edu with your research data management questions.

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