Data Management

Data Management is the process of providing the appropriate labeling, storage, and access for data at all stages of a research project. The Research Data Manager works directly with researchers to aid in the management of their data throughout the different stages of the data lifecycle.

For further guidance and additional resources, please visit the Harvard Biomedical Data Management website:

Research Data Manager Services Include:

  • Work with researchers to classify existing data.
  • Help labs interpret data usage and classification metrics.
  • Develop and refine a process to move infrequently accessed data to other storage tiers (e.g., long-term storage).
  • Create automated methods for moving data between storage platforms and tiers.
  • Provide an understanding of how to sustainably manage large scale data storage.
  • Provide new product and technology recommendations.

HMS Storage Options

HMS Storage Options: Information regarding HMS storage tier options

The HMS IT Infrastructure team has just launched two new resources to help you take advantage of the tiered storage offerings at HMS. The team values any feedback about the resources – please send your comments/suggestions to


Jessica Pierce, Research Data Manager

Sarah Hauserman, Research Data Analyst


HMS Data Management Resources

Harvard Biomedical Data Management: Information and resources about managing biomedical research data throughout the entire lifecycle.

HMS Storage Tiers: Information about which storage environment is most appropriate for storing research data.

HMS Storage Request Form: Web form for researchers to submit a request to move data to different storage tiers.

HMS Image Data Management Core: Information about managing microscopy data.

HMS Research Computing: Information on computational research, including accessing the Orchestra cluster.