Data Resources

Design your project

Define your data questions. Make a plan for getting started. Document your process and make metadata to keep your research data useful for the future. Write a Data Management Plan (DMP).

Learn to use data

Learn more about working with data by attending a workshop. Or talk to us about planning a workshop for your group or class. Partner with us to hold a Data or Software Carpentry workshop.

You may find more workshop information on these pages:

Get data

Search for, create, convert, or collect data for research. Stanford Libraries has extensive experience with contracts and licensing related to data purchases. Please contact us with any questions you have about data licensing, vendor contracts, or whether we can purchase the data that you need.

Contact Us

You can contact the Research Data Services team directly via or you can submit your questions/requests via this contact form.