Research Data Services

The UNM Library's Research Data Services Program provides a wide variety of services in support of effective research data planning, management, preservation, discovery and use. In addition to consultation and support services, the RDS team also provides support for several key research data infrastructure capabilities that are maintained by the Library for use by UNM's research community. The information below provides more detailed information about all of our team's consultation, support and infrastructure services - all aligned with the full research lifecycle as illustrated here.
Data Management Planning
As data sharing becomes a national priority, the National Science Foundation and many other grant funding agencies require data manage plans (DMPS).
  • Your data librarian can help you create data management plans that meet your grant application requirements.
  • We provide operational data management services for the life of your research project.
  • Data management plans are centrally archived and available for reuse.
Data Reference
Working in data intensive research areas often requires access to data developed and shared by others. The Research Data Services team in the University Libraries is here to help you in your research activities.
  • Locating data for use in proposals, pilot or research projects and instructional programs
  • Evaluation of alternative data management tools, technologies and strategies
  • Identifying both on- and off-campus collaborators
Data Management
Effective research data management often involves thinking about what the entire workflow from initial data acquisition, through analysis and visualization, to publication and sharing. The RDS team in UNM's Libraries is here to help in supporting your end-to-end data management process. We provide recommendations for:
  • data management strategies & workflows
  • analysis tools and technologies
  • visualization tools and technologies
  • strategies for meeting computational and data intensive research needs

For researchers who need to comply with Federal and other funder data sharing requirements, RDS supports integration of research data products into LoboVault and other repositories.

  • Business & Economics
  • Todd Quinn
  • (505) 925-9569
  • tq@unm.edu
  • Engineering
  • Lori Townsend
  • (505) 277-0419
  • lt@unm.edu
  • Geography & Earth Sciences, Natural Sciences
  • Karl Benedict
  • (505) 277-5256
  • kbene@edac.unm.edu