Research Data Management Support

Research Data Management Support


Recognizing the growing need to support SMU researchers’ data management needs, SMU Libraries offers a consultative service for research data management support. Librarians are available to provide one-on-one consultations for different aspects of the research data lifecycle in the following areas:

Data Access & Re-Use – Advice in making your research data accessible for sharing and re-use.

Data Management Planning – Assistance in accessing and completing data management plans using the DMP Tool.

Metadata – Instruction on creating metadata that makes your data more findable.

Data Storage and Preservation – Advice on best practices for storing and preserving your data.

Instruction and Training – Librarians are available to provide in-class training, or meet with you and/or a group of your students to offer basic workshops on different topics related to data management.

For more in-depth information please view the Research Data Management Guide or the FAQs.

Please note that this is not a statistical consulting service, nor a service that provides consultation on any analysis technique. For statistical consulting, contact SMU Statistical Consulting Center. For data analysis, contact Data Science Support.  For more information on any of the areas for which we provide support, please read the SMU Libraries Research Data Management Support Policy or contact our data support team at