The Research Data Service (RDS) is a campus-wide program that provides the Illinois research community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward research data.  To see RDS outputs, including Annual Reports, please view our IDEALS community.

Make a Plan

Learn more about Data Management Plans, use the DMPTool to create one, and get expert feedback on your draft.

Get Organized

Explore our guidance and worksheets on managing research data, preparing it for publication, and choosing a repository.

Get Help

Attend or request a workshop, have us visit your group for a personalized consultation, or drop by our data open hours.