Services and Tools

Harvard Library Research Data Services provides research data consultation, instruction, and project support services to members of the Harvard community.

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servicesFor Researchers

We provide researchers with services, tools, and instruction, and connect members of the Harvard community to services, resources, and offices that span the research data lifecycle.

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Research Data Management Consultations and Referrals

Consultations and referrals to the Harvard community across all stages of the research lifecycle, from planning, to processing, dissemination and preservation.

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Data Management Plan Review Service with DMPTool

Review of Data Management Plans created in DMPTool in order to meet funder requirements and as a best practice for managing your research data. 

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Carpentries Lessons and Workshops

Tracking foundational coding and data science skills to researchers and librarians across Harvard.

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Research Data Sharing and Preservation Consultations

Consultations to the Harvard community about data sharing and preservation, including choosing a data repository and preserving your data at the end of a research project.

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Harvard Dataverse Data Curation Services

Full- and self-service data curation services for Harvard Dataverse Repository for individuals and groups to ensure your datasets are FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable).

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Data Services at Countway Library

Comprehensive data services support for members of the Longwood Medical Area via our partnership with Countway Library, including training, consultations, and RDM tools.

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NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy FAQ

A collection of Fequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy (effective January 25, 2023) specifically for Harvard researchers.

Go to the NIH DMSP FAQ

For Departments and Libraries

We provide Harvard departments and libraries with research data consultation, curation, instruction, and project services.

We also partner with departments and teams on data-related projects.

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Carpentries Instruction

Through our membership in the New England Software Carpentry Library Consortium (NESCLiC), Harvard staff can become certified Carpentries instructors at a reduced cost.

Learn about Carpentries Instruction