The Data Curation Program supports active and ongoing management of data produced by UCSB researchers throughout the research process to cultivate broader awareness of the continued utility of data within, and possibly beyond disciplinary origins.  We aim to ensure that data are well-described and findable; accessible and usable; citable; and sustainably preservable.

We offer the following services:


  • Data management planning and proposal assistance

  • Funder data management requirements

  • Using the DMPTool

Day-to-day management

  • Best practices in data management

  • Data management tools and services

  • Metadata standards

  • Metadata population and extraction strategies


  • Data publication journals

  • Obtaining persistent identifiers for data

  • Data citation formats

  • Data copyright and licenses


  • Selection and usage of data repositories

Typically, we offer consultation and teaching though we are open to other forms of engagement.