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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.

Drop-in help hours

During the Fall and Spring semesters, stop by the GIS & Data Lab (in Rotch Library, 7-238) to get data management help during our drop-in hours. No appointment necessary.

Drop-in help hours will resume for the Fall 2021 semester.
Starting September 14th, our drop-in help hours are: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4PM.

Virtual help and in-person consultations will 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.