Data Curation

Specialists throughout Harvard Library are available to consult about data curation, organization, and integration.In order to maintain the availablility, reusability, and long-term preservation of research data, Harvard specialists can provide specific instruction for researchers on annotation, publication, and presentation of data.

Related resource: Harvard Dataverse Curation.

Below is information about the provider(s) of this service.  Some providers work with members of a specific school, while others are open to the Harvard community more broadly.

Broadly applicable

Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences

The Harvard Dataverse data curation team, staffed by member of IQSS and the Harvard Library (and separately, the Harvard Kennedy School Library), provides fee-based curation services and free consultations to researchers around the world who are depositing data into the Harvard Dataverse.

Research data replication datasets, data for related publications, and all file types and domains are welcomed in the Harvard Dataverse. Through this engagement, the curation services team will ensure that deposited datasets are discoverable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). (IQSS)

Audience

  • All Affiliates
  • All Faculty
  • All Graduate Students
  • All Undergraduate Students
  • Public

Service Provider

Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS)

Service Fee

Yes

Service Website

https://support.dataverse.harvard.edu/curation-services

Contact Information

support@dataverse.harvard.edu

Applicable to members of a specific school or part of the campus

Gutman Library (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Gutman Library provides support, inclusive of procedures and practices involving the management of data on Google Drive.

Audience

School Faculty, School Graduate Students, School Affiliates

Service Provider

Gutman Library

Service Fee

None

Service Website

 

Contact Information

Lindsay Whitacre: lindsay_whitacre@gse.harvard.edu

Harvard Kennedy School

Audience

School Faculty, Graduate School Fellows, School Graduate Students

Service Provider

Harvard Kennedy School Library

Service Fee

None

Service Website

https://guides.library.harvard.edu/hks/data_resources

Contact Information

library_research@hks.harvard.edu

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Library provides full service support, inclusive of depositing research data into Harvard Dataverse.

Audience

School Faculty, School Graduate Students

Service Provider

Harvard Law School Library

Service Fee

None

Service Website

http://asklib.law.harvard.edu

Contact Information

Michelle Pearse: mpearse@law.harvard.edu