Research Data Services


The Research Data Services team assists Rice researchers (including faculty, research staff, and students) with all phases of the research data life-cycle, including acquiring, cleaning, organizing, processing, analyzing, visualizing, sharing, and preserving data.

It brings together experts from Fondren Library and the Center for Research Computing to coordinate services and support for research data, consult with researchers, facilitate training (including for graduate and undergraduate students), study user needs, and advise on and promote the infrastructure for data.



Contact Information
Catherine R. Barber
Data Services Specialist
(713) 348-6211



We offer consultations by appointment, Monday through Friday, on Zoom or in person.

Request a consultation.

To learn more about the stages of the data life-cycle, view the following guides:



We teach a variety of workshops and can customize workshops to meet course needs.


Our team supports best practices in data management, storage, and sharing.