Scholarly Research Support

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Introductory and advanced GIS workshops and events, drop-in consultations in the GIS Lab, consultations, and class presentations.  Contact our GIS Support Team at 


Education and guidelines in matters of copyright and intellectual property rights for instructors, authors, and consumers.  Contact our Copyright Support Team at

Research Data Management Support

Consultative service for advice on data storage, data access and reuse, drafting data management plans, and making your data findable and accessible. Contact our Data Support Team at




A unique and persistent identifier that ensures your research outputs are correctly attributed to you, improves discoverability, and integrates with major manuscript systems as well as Digital Measures.

SMU Scholar

Our institutional repository that provides open access to scholarly works of the SMU academic community.  Submitting your research output to SMU Scholar provides increased exposure and persistence for your work.


A service that helps prevent link rot (citation to an online source that later disappears or changes). PermaCC creates a permanent link to web content and ensures material cited by authors will always be accessible to readers. Contact Sylvia Jones with questions or to sign up for this service.