Data Management Services

~~ Serving Researchers on Homewood and Medical Campuses ~~


Effective data management can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, and meet funding agency requirements by making research data easy to share.


Supporting data management at every point in your research


Where are you in your project?

Our Services


Assistance with writing data sharing or management plans


Best practices for data management and sharing


Archive your research data for sharing & preservation

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Training Schedule

(This schedule will be updated every July and December.)

Introduction to Network Analysis: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Tools @ Lab#1, 2024 Building, Medical Campus
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

What comes to mind when you hear the term network? The Internet? Facebook? Multiple computers sharing information? What if I told you there was a whole realm of scholarship where researchers explore the patterns of interaction in and among networks in their many forms? Network analysis is a research method that scholars in disciplines from public health, to business, to sociology and etc. use to explore and visualize relationships between objects, entities, or people. In this workshop we will take an introductory look at this concept and the basic underlying components of the method as well as discuss some ways that researchers are currently using the method. We’ll also identify types of online tools and software, discuss how to choose the best option for you, and construct a basic data set in excel. Finally, time permitting we will have a short demo of a network analysis visualization tool. This is a basic introduction, no prior experience is necessary. Attendees may wish to bring a laptop to follow along.  <Register Here>

Open Science and Reproducible Research Tools  @ Lab#1, 2024 Building, Medical Campus
Dec 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

What is the open science movement and what does it mean for me as a researcher? In this workshop we will look at the growing importance of open science and explore the issues surrounding making research and data open. As we discuss definitions, strategies, barriers, and incentives to open research we will also begin to take a look at tools that assist users in working in a transparent and reproducible manner. Specifically we will demo the Open Science Framework (OSF), a free, open source, online research project management platform where you can create a personal JHU affiliated account, manage multiple projects, and collaborate or share with other researchers. A prime example of a service that promotes reproducibility, we will share more about ways that you can use the OSF to position yourself as a proponent in the open science movement. <Register>

StoryMaps @ Lab#1, 2024 E Mountment St Building
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Maps have always been a way to tell stories about people, places, and their interaction on the surface of the earth. In this session we you’ll learn to use Story Maps, an ArcGIS Online application, to bring your research story alive.  In this handson session, you’ll integrate maps, text, scanned documents and videos.  You’ll have the opportunity to share your resulting Story Map with any group or individual you choose or keep it to yourself for later work. <Register here>

News and Highlights

New Online Training Available For Data in Spreadsheets

Regardless of discipline studied or methods used, it is likely that researchers use some sort of spreadsheet application (e.g. Excel) to investigate, manipulate, or share research data. Though easy to exchange with other researchers, difficulties can arise when using...

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Map-a-thon

Please join us on a JHU Data Services event on October 5th to help the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Date: Thursday, October 5, 3-5:30 PM (Pizza will be provided) Time: Great Hall at Levering (Homewood Campus) Join us for a map-a-thon to offer support to on...

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Upcoming Open Science Framework Workshop on Halloween

Workshop on Reproducible Research Practices and the Open Science Framework on October 31st, 2017 Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science and JHU Data Management Services (, to learn easy, practical steps researchers...

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