Researcher Tools & Services

Data Management Services

Data plan writing help

We can help write a plan that meets grant requirements
We can review your data management plan and suggest improvements
Online resources for writing your plan available through DMPTool

Data preparation

We can help you map your data to the standards of your discipline
We can help you determine a file-naming convention and suggests tools for version control
We can advise on content harvesting, metadata analysis and enhancement

Data publication & archiving

We can provide long-term archiving and preservation for datasets under 50 GB to support national grant requirements
We can provide a permanent URL for an open-access data publication up to 50 GB via Iowa Research Online


Storage solutions at ITS Research Services 
Data security experts at Information Security & Policy Office

GIS/Spatial humanities

As part of its mission to faciliate access and encourage publishing, the Libraries is developing a repository for map data for release in 2013. The forthcoming platform, IDL:maps, will enable hosting, delivery and discovery of geospatial data resources and include a GIS data repoistory, data services, and a data portal.

Digital Project Consultations

We can assist with:

  • Consultation and project management
  • Materials assessment
  • Image scanning and editing
  • Text scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) rendering
  • Audio and video digitization and processing
  • Metadata creation
  • Data upload and hosting

Use our data

We make our metadata available for harvesting or through APIs for easy use and reuse. More info on Data & Technologies