Research Data Services

Research Data Services supports university faculty, students and staff across all disciplines in the management of research data. We work with partners across campus to connect researchers with the appropriate tools, resources, and expertise for dealing with data at every stage, from the earliest planning phase, through dissemination and archiving.

Our aim is to raise awareness of good practice and services that may help university researchers save time, safeguard their data and maximize the impact of their research.

Consultations available for

Data Management Planning

We can help explain funder and publisher policies and requirements for data sharing or data management plans. We provide access to the DMPTool, an online template platform that provides general and local university guidance for navigating funder requirements. We can also meet with you to discuss and/or review your plan.

Data Organization and Curation

The Research Data Services team can help you develop and apply strategies for organizing and curating data through all phases of the research lifecycle. We can also help you identify tools and resources that facilitate effective research data management. Visit the Research Data Services LibGuide to schedule a research data consultation meeting or send an email to request a workshop for your department or research group.

Data Sharing and Publishing

Sharing your research data and software code is an open science best practice and required by many research funding agencies. We provide advice about disseminating research data, ensuring that it is discoverable, accessible and reusable so that your work is replicable and all products of your research are citable. We can help you find the appropriate places to share your data openly, and help identify strategies for protecting sensitive information.

Consider depositing your data in the Texas Data Repository and consulting the UT Open Source Program Office for guidance on openly sharing your research code.


Michael Shensky

Head of Research Data Services
(512) 495-4263

Texas Data Repository

The Texas Data Repository is a platform for publishing and archiving the university’s research data. It was established to help the university research community meet data sharing requirements, to facilitate data citation, and to promote collaboration and reproducibility.