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Research Data Services at UVa

The University of Virginia Library has a growing suite of Research Data Services to benefit faculty and student researchers throughout the UVa community. This fall, we’re hosting weekly Data Services Open Office Hours in Bavaro Hall and StatLab Open Office Hours in Alderman. Come by and ask us questions!


In Bavaro Hall 306 (the Curry Library and Innovation Commons), you can find:


  • Mondays, 1-3: Statistical consulting with StatLab — StatLab provides advice and training on data analysis and the use of statistical software (for more, see
  • Tuesdays, 1-3: Metadata management — Metadata services consults with researchers on issues related to information organization, including arranging data, describing data, and choosing metadata scheme or developing controlled vocabularies. If you’re planning a new collection or preparing to archive a collection, metadata management can help.
  • Wednesdays, 1-4: Research computing support (ITS) — Research computing support assists with the licensing, distribution and use of research-related software (e.g., statistical and mathematical software, see for more)
  • Thursdays, 2-4: Data management consulting — The data management consultants help researchers develop data management plans, provide guidance on data workflows for research projects (e.g., file formatting and organization, security and storage), and advise on data sharing and archiving (e.g., data policies, data documentation)


StatLab Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 1-3 In Alderman 523 — Statistical consultants will be available to talk with you about your data analytic challenges


And if the day’s Open Office Hours host can’t answer your question, they’ll direct you to someone who can.


See you this fall,


Michele Claibourn
Lead, Research Data Services & Head of StatLab
University of Virginia Library
(434)  924-DATA

Data Management Planning

  • Submitting a grant proposal in the near future?  Need a data management plan?  The Scientific Data Consulting Group consults with researchers on technical and policy aspects and how to make your plan meet both funder requirements and the UVA research environment.  Details here:
  • Scientific data consultants Andrew Sallans and Sherry Lake will be offering a session on “Managing Research Data Along the Graduate Student Lifecycle” in a SEAS Research Skills session, currently planned for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 5pm, Rice Hall Auditorium.
  • Complementing the SEAS Research Skills session, the Scientific Data Consulting Group and Graduate Studies unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research are planning to launch a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) graduate student data management portal by mid-September.  This portal will aim to serve as a place to promote best practices for managing research data and for sharing of experiences and solutions across the graduate student community at UVA.  Stay tuned!

Questions?  Let me know.

Andrew Sallans
Head, Strategic Data Initiatives and the Scientific Data Consulting Group
Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library
University of Virginia

Join me in Facebook, LinkedIn, or follow on Twitter (asallans)

Data Management Day

When: Thursday, April 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Curry Library Innovation Commons (the CLIC),Curry School of Education, 3rd Floor, Ruffner Hall

The University of  Virginia Library’s Scientific Data Consulting Group is pleased to offer Data Management Day as a means to discuss research data issues and institutional initiatives aimed at addressing them. We hope that the day’s events increase awareness of data management issues and serve as a forum to discuss solutions and best practices for data management across the entire research life cycle. We have carefully developed an agenda that will appeal to researchers, graduate students, librarians and support personnel.

In order to foster broader information sharing and collaboration with our peer institutions, we have invited librarians and support providers from other Virginia institutions to attend in person, or participate via a video teleconferencing broadcast across the 4VA network. .

As speakers confirm their availability, we will continue to update the schedule. If you would like more information, please contact Sherry Lake at

Keynote Speaker: Alberto Conti
Innovation Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute (

See for full schedule of events.

Data Rights and Responsibilities

Wednesday, March 28
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brown Library Electronic Classroom (Room 133), Clark Hall
University of Virginia

Madelyn Wessel
Associate General Counsel

David Hudson
Associate Vice Provost for Research

Madelyn Wessel, Associate General Counsel, and David Hudson, Associate Vice Provost for Research, will discuss what you need to know about ownership of your research data. This talk will explore information from the Data Rights and Responsibilities document from the Brown Library website. Refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Scientific Data Consulting Group and Scholars’ Lab.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Open Data Handbook

This handbook discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially designed for those seeking to open up data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to ‘open’ data.

Read The Open Data Handbook here.

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