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Research Data Services at UK: UK Data Services Support

Resources and information to help you get started with data management, data preservation, and data sharing

UK Libraries Research Data Services

If you are not sure who you should contact for help, please contact us

Antje Mays - Director of Collections

(859) 323-7069

  • Assist with general data management questions
  • Assist with data management questions in the sciences and engineering
  • Assist with data management questions in the health sciences & medicine
  • Consult on the creation of data management plans (DMPs) for grant proposals
  • Provide instruction on research data management best practices for graduate students

Adrian Ho - Director, Digital Scholarship

(859) 218-0895

  • Work with researchers to identify appropriate repositories to share their research data
  • Assist with depositing and preserving research data in UKnowledge
  • Register digital object identifiers (DOI) for research data deposited in UKnowledge
  • Assist with finding research data that is freely available online 

UKnowledge captures, stores, organizes, and provides open and stable worldwide access to UK's intellectual capital. It facilitates reuse or deposited materials to the extent warranted by copyright law or by the licensing terms of the concerned material. Members of UK's academic community are encouraged to contribute their scholarship to UKnowledge.

Jennifer Hootman - Digital Humanities Librarian

(859) 218-2284

  • Assist with data management questions in the humanities
  • Consult on the creation of data management plans (DMPs) for grant proposals in the humanities
  • Assist with finding research data that is freely available online
  • Assist with project management planning

Sarah Watson - Maps & Geospatial Services Manager

(859) 257-8359

  • Offer guidance and instructional assistance related to GIS through one-on-one consultations
  • Assist with finding available geospatial data online
  • Assist with the design of geospatial course assignments/activities for undergraduate classes
  • Conduct introductory GIS workshops for members of the campus community


Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office for the Vice President for Research provides programs and services to support UK faculty, staff, and students in grant development & submission, compliance and regulatory affaires, development of intellectual property, and to highlight their research achievements.

UK Office for Research Integrity

The UK ORI provides support for various Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and the Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC).

UK Data Retention & Ownership Policy

(859) 257-9428

UK Proposal Development Office

The UK PDO provide wide-ranging support to faculty, staff, and students across all stages of their grant and fellowship applications.

(859) 257-2861

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

IRB Training Information - The University of Kentucky's Human Subject Protection (HSP) training requirement, initially implemented in 2000, requires all study personnel conducting research involving living human subjects, or data or biological specimens derived there from, to be trained in the protection of human subjects initially and complete refresher training every three years.

IRB Review Types - A list of the various IRB review types, e.g. full, expedited, exempt, is provided here along with links to required forms.

Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Contact Information

(859) 257-9428


Good Research Practice Resource Center

The Good Research Practice (GRP) Resource Center provides tools and leads conversations to develop and support research processes that enhance data quality, integrity, and reproducibility.

The center has developed and maintains a register of standard operating procedures and protocol templates that can be adapted for use in various research applications including, but not limited to:

  • Transparent documentation procedures
  • Equipment maintenance and testing
  • Personnel training
  • Record retention and archiving

General Questions: (859) 323-4285

UK Analytics & Technologies (UKAT)

UK Analytics and Technologies (UKAT) provides enterprise level services and support including student computing services, SAP support, data center operations, learning systems support, and high performance computing operations.

(859) 218-4357

  • High Performance Computing - Faculty, staff, and students at UK and other public universities in the Commonwealth (subject to certain conditions) may be eligible for accounts on selected HPC facilities