The Libraries offer numerous services to support data needs. From conception through publication, and all points in-between, we provide guidance throughout the research life cycle.
Find out how we can help with each stage of the research data life cycle.
A | Find your dataset
The Libraries have collected tens of thousands of datasets for Stanford researchers. They are broadly available as enduring assets that support reproducible research.
C | Aquire and generate data
Our staff of expert contract negotiators and acquisitions librarians procure datasets for both campus-wide and project-specific needs.
- Vendor / provider negotiations
- Data use agreements
- Digitization and web-scraping
- Dataset description (for discovery and reuse)
- Provisioning access (local loading or remote access)
D | Process and analyze
Multiple centers within Stanford Libraries specialize in domain-specific content and methods, including hands-on support for data-intensive projects. We offer skill-building workshops and consultations, and support emerging web-based platforms for exploration and computation.
E | Curate and preserve
Data curation experts throughout the Libraries document, describe, and structure data to maximize access and help ensure preservation. This enables dataset discovery, exploration, and reuse to meet FAIR data and funder requirements.
F | Publish and share
The Libraries support data publication via delivery platforms and search tools. The Office of Scholarly Communications advises on funder requirements, licenses, and impact, helping researchers make informed data-sharing decisions.