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


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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

Open Baltimore: The Impact of Local Data @ MSEL Electronic Resources Center, Homewood Campus
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

February 26 – March 2 is Endangered Data Week, an effort to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. Come learn about one of the key sources of public data for Baltimore City. Employees of the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology will introduce us to Open Baltimore – its content, origins, and plans for future development. <Register here>

Online viewing is also available:

Mind the Gap: Ensuring Sustained Access to Government Data @ Brody Learning Commons 4040, Homewood Campus
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

As part of Endangered Data Week we explore the very real scenario of a government shutdown. What does that mean for data access, discovery, and our daily lives? How can we as citizens take steps to prepare for such instances? Efforts to preserve essential federal data are ongoing across the country, and here we will explore one avenue that individuals can use.

Attendees will learn to archive a data set via open data repository Data Lumos (

This is an interactive session, participants should bring a laptop if possible. <Register here>

Web Mapping @ Brody Learning Commons 4040, Homewood Campus
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Attendees will learn how to search, find, and share geographic content using Johns Hopkins ArcGIS Online Organization account. This class will provide the fundamental skills necessary to create, design, and share web maps, as well as use some of the various geoprocessing tools currently offered via the online application. No prior knowledge of GIS is needed to take this introductory workshop. <Register here>

Best Practices for Research Data Management and Sharing @ Brody Learning Commons 4040, Homewood Campus
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.  Join us for an overview of best practices including backup procedures, tips on effective file names, data security and access controls, and data documentation/metadata. This seminar is for faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. This course does not focus on creating or using any particular data collection or analysis tool (e.g. REDCap, SPSS), but discusses data management at a general level. <Register here><Handouts>

De-identifying Human Subjects Data for Sharing @ Lab #1, 2024 Building, Medical Campus
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

With researchers increasingly encouraged or required to share their data, preparing to share datasets with confidential identifiers of people and organizations is particularly challenging. Join JHU Data Management Services for an overview of techniques for assessing disclosure risk and hiding personal identifiers and Protected Health Information in quantitative and qualitative data, in compliance with IRB and HIPAA guidance. We also discuss preparing consent forms that facilitate data sharing, and keeping identifier data secure during and after projects. <Handout><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... read more

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... read more

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... read more