Research Data Services

The Library provides services, resources, and assistance to those working with data across the research life-cycle.

Read below to see how we can assist with:

We are available for Data Questions and Project Consultations 
Tell us who you are, what you are working on, and what you need. We will put you in touch with the people who can help.

Ask Us

  • We will respond to your request to the e-mail address you provide.
  • Enter your question or request a consultation.

You may wish to contact a librarian directly. Use this directory to find a librarian assigned to your subject area of research: Contact a Librarian

Librarians are also listed on these Subject Guides

Research data comes in many forms and from many places. Here are list of guides for those looking for commonly accessed data and statistical sources collected by governments and other organizations.

Additional resources can be found on the Subject Guides

If you cannot locate the data you need, let us know.

UC Davis DataLab offers a variety of services to facilitate the application of data science methods and best practices.

DataLab provides training, advice and collaboration services to UC Davis researchers at all stages of their career  including:

  • Developing research questions and proposals
  • Using data science tools
  • Obtaining, accessing and sharing data
  • Cleaning, transforming, and structuring data for analysis
  • Data curation, security, and privacy
  • Data analysis via statistical and machine learning and modeling
  • Visualization for exploratory data analysis and presentation of results
  • Geospatial data services: GIS and cartography
  • Computational issues
  • Reproducibility and provenance
  • Other data science education and implementation resources at UC Davis

DataLab hosts free workshops throughout the year on these and other topics to help researchers (students, faculty and academics) obtain technical skills and access methods for elevating data-driven research. DataLab also has Office Hours.

Plan, Describe, Share, Publish, and Preserve your data.

Develop a Data Management Plan

  • Why Plan?
  • How to write a data management plan
  • Plan a study with a geospatial component

Describe your Data

  • Standards, vocabularies and data documentation

Publish, Share, or Preserve your Data

  • Sharing data
  • Dryad Repository
  • Preserving and citing data
  • Storage and collaboration tools
  • Get a Unique Identifier

Starting a Project? See this Managing Your Data: Project Checklist

For assistance fill in the Question Form above, or write us at:

Librarians and Health Informaticists are ready to connect people with data resources and tools for health science research, including assistance with health data management. See:

Health Data Resources

Health Data Management support

Students, faculty and staff on the Sacramento health sciences campus looking for support with health data, including strategies to access, manage, and use data assets can contact:

Blaisdell Medical Library


The Computational Research Service

The Computational Research Service, (formerly the Social Science Data Service or SSDS) provides quantitative computing, consulting and data services for the social sciences. As part of the College of Letters and Science, the CRS provides cost effective, specialized resources in support of quantitative social scientists.