Research universities often offer a range of support services to researchers who conduct data-intensive research, though these services are often so dispersed that neither researchers nor administrators fully understand what services are offered and how to access them. The national distribution of research data support services is even more opaque.

At the CNI Fall 2023 Membership Meeting on December 11 at 5:20-6:10 pm ET, Dylan Ruediger will lead a lightning session on “The Research Data Support Landscape: Findings from a National Inventory of University Services.” The session will cover insights and findings from an Ithaka S+R inventory of university data support services across the US and Canada, sharing data on how many distinct services colleges and universities are offering, what topics those services address, and which university units they are offered by. The session will also cover information on service gaps, inefficiencies, and emerging models for optimizing research data support services. These findings will be useful to universities looking for benchmarking data and organizations that fund the basic infrastructure of academic research. 

View the meeting schedule to learn more.