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We help MIT faculty and researchers manage, store, and share data they produce.

Assistance with creating data management plans

Many research funders have requirements for data sharing and data management plans. We can help you to create these plans, assess the data management needs of your project, and help you to identify data management solutions.

Individual consultation

We are available to help you, your lab, or center understand your data management needs and recommend best practices for keeping your data usable, now and into the future.

Virtual drop-in help hours

During the Fall and Spring semesters, we will hold virtual help hours via Zoom. No appointment necessary. Simply log into the posted Zoom room during designated help hours to talk to one of our data management staff. Note, MIT touchstone authentication is required to join.

Virtual drop-in help hours will resume in February 2022 for the Spring  semester. Check back to see our specific help hours and connection details.

Virtual help and in-person consultations also remain available by appointment. Email to make a request.


Our workshops teach you how to manage your data more efficiently and help you to share your data with others. See a schedule of upcoming workshops.

Contact us

For help with your data management needs, email us at The Libraries’ Research Data Management Services are an evolving set of services, and we welcome your feedback on them, as well as your input on what kinds of data management services you would find most valuable.