Research data services

For institutions

Make the most of your institutional research data

We're passionate about making data sharing and research data best practice the new normal.

To meet the growing demand for research data management support, we're offering the following services specifically for institutions:

  1. Research Data Support for institutions: Helping researchers make their data easier to find, access, understand and cite.
  2. Research data training: Training solutions to benefit your team and researchers at your institution.
  3. Data availability reporting: Helping institutions understand how researchers are sharing their data.

We look forward to working with you to support your institutional aims.

1. Research Data Support for institutions

Helping your researchers make their data easier to find, access, understand and cite.


Don’t have the time or resource to support researchers with research data management in-house, or need additional support to complement your team? 

We can help your institution follow research data sharing best practice quickly and easily. 

Research Data Support for institutions is a service that organizes, curates and deposits datasets. Our goal is to enhance research datasets, making them more valuable and discoverable to the wider research community.

2. Research data training

Training workshops and webinars for your researchers


Our training directly addresses one of the main challenges researchers encounter around data sharing: how to organize data in a presentable and useful way.2 

Part of Nature Research Academies, our workshops offer trusted quality and a professional perspective on research data best practice. Attendees understand the value of research data and how data can be shared effectively. 

Training is appropriate for researchers at all levels of prior knowledge.

3. Data availability reporting

Helping institutions understand how researchers are sharing their data.


If your institution or library wants to understand more about how researchers are sharing data, we're here to help. 

Our data availability reporting service can aid compliance monitoring, saving institutions and research support staff time in understanding the data sharing practices of their researchers.

The report provides expertly curated and easy-to-understand information on how researchers at your organisation are sharing data associated with articles published in Springer Nature journals. It includes two main components:

  • A summary document including graphs of key figures, tables and an executive summary
  • The underlying data file - so institutions can conduct their own analyses and populate institutional data catalogues


1. Pienta et al (2010), Piwowar & Vision (2013), Henneken & Accomazzi (2011), Dorch et al (2015), Sears et al (2011)

2. Stuart, D; Baynes, G; Hrynaszkiewicz, I; Allin, K; Penny, D; Lucraft, M; et al. (2018): Whitepaper: Practical challenges for researchers in data sharing