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Data Management Planning Assistance

Planning for your data management from the outset of your research project can improve the efficiency and soundness of your research.  Planning will also make it easier for others (and you!) to re-use the data and software you generate after your research project is completed.

Data Services provides data management planning assistance for all Virginia Tech researchers and for compliance with all funding organizations.  Because data management planning is integral to research planning we recommend you write a plan for new or existing research projects whether or not your funding organization requires it.

Contact us for assistance with a data management plan (DMP) or with other research data management questions.  We will respond  promptly and are ready to help!

Curation Services

Our data Curation Services can help you increase the impact of the research you conduct at Virginia Tech! Through our expertise we can enhance the discoverability, interoperability and reusability of your research data. Our curation services include:

  • Publishing your data in VTechData, our research data repository,
  • Enhancing the metadata surrounding your research data, and
  • Converting your research data to open and widely-used formats, where appropriate.

Contact us for research data publication and curation assistance.

We support and administer VTechData, a free self deposit research data repository. The platform serves as a destination for data publication and sharing for Virginia Tech researchers. With the goal of increasing researcher impact, VTechData is a great platform for supporting Virginia Tech scholarship and research community.


We will respond promptly and are ready to help!