A reference guide with information and resources to help you manage your research data

Data Lifecycle

Planning Data Management

How can I best manage my data throughout the lifecycle of my research to save time and money in the future?

Data Acquisition and Collection

How can I acquire data in an efficient and ethical way, and how can I ensure that my data is used appropriately?

Storage, Security, and Analysis

What are my options for effectively organizing, storing, securing, computing, and analyzing my research data?

Latest News


New Data Use Agreement Guidance for Harvard Researchers

January 4, 2019

As part of a larger initiative to improve transparency of research compliance processes, the University has introduced a tool for submission, review, and management of Data Use Agreements (DUAs). In support of recently published guidance by the Office for the Vice Provost for Research on the management of DUAs, researchers sharing data can use the system to request a DUA review, correspond with the DUA reviewer, track the status of review, and manage active DUAs (including amendments and extensions...

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Data Shares

One Step Closer to the “Paper of the Future”

ZuckerCatherine Zucker is a fourth-year PhD student in astronomy at Harvard. Her work focuses on understanding the structure of our Milky Way Galaxy, through the combination of observations, numerical simulations, statistics, and data visualization. She is advised by Professors Alyssa Goodman and Douglas Finkbeiner. Alyssa Goodman is the Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy, a Co-Founder of the Initiative in Innovative Computing and a member of the Harvard Data Science Initiative steering committee, whose research spans astronomy, data visualization and online systems for research and education. Douglas Finkbeiner holds joint professorships in the departments of Astronomy and Physics, whose research spans high-energy astrophysics, dark-matter annihilation, Galactic structure, interstellar dust, and large photometric surveys.

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