Research Data Service

Research Data Service

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What does it do: Provides expertise, tools, and infrastructure to manage and steward research data

Who can use it: Faculty, staff, and students

Who to contact: Research Data Service

Contact email: researchdata@library.illinois.edu


Major features: Expertise and tools for Data Management Plan (DMP) creation and implementation, data management training, data deposit for public access, dataset citation, and access to Active Data Storage (in partnership with NCSA and piloting Spring 2015).

Special notes: The RDS began in 2014 and is a campus partnership (Library, OVCR, GSLIS, Technology Services, NCSA) to provide researchers a single point of entry for managing research data


Campus Customers:

To date, researchers across campus have used the Research Data Service to:

  • Create and vet Data Management Plans (DMPs) for grant applications
  • Gain knowledge and skills for management and publication of research data
  • Make data publically accessible and obtain digital object identifiers (DOIs) dataset citation
  • Consult RDS expertise on data repositories and data curation