Research Data Services Coordinator

at University of Texas Libraries
Location Austin, Texas
Date Posted October 4, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements Master’s degree and three years of experience in program administration or coordination
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $60,000 +
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Job Description:

Develops programming and resources for the research data services program at UT Libraries. Collaborates with Libraries staff, Office of Sponsored Projects, Office of the Vice President for Research, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Information Technology Services and other campus partners to ensure the UT community is making the best use of the services available to them. Reports to the Head of Scholarly Communications.


  • Develop and deliver research data services training. Develop and deliver research data services training for all disciplines on campus, both in-person and online, including workshops, drop-in classes, and one-on-one sessions. Create and manage online resources, including self-help guides and templates within, to guide research data stewardship throughout the research life cycle. Coordinate with others in the library, especially subject liaisons, and across campus to effectively communicate services available to UT Austin researchers. Keep the university community informed about policies and activities related to research data services. Contribute to informational materials and programming about open data and open science in order to encourage greater participation in research from under-represented groups.
  • Provide Data Management Planning Support and Consultation. Provide consultative services to UT Austin researchers including evaluating data management plans, assessing and advising on data sharing platforms, providing information about specific funder/publisher requirements, and fostering the use of FAIR data principles to promote reproducibility of research. Work with UT Austin staff and administrators to support continued development and visibility of robust data management services available to researchers.
  • Manage UT Austin’s Data Repository. Serve as the main point of contact and perform outreach to UT Austin users of the Texas Data Repository (TDR). Serve as the UT Austin liaison on the Texas Digital Library (TDL) TDR Steering Committee. Support researchers’ use of TDR through training, consultation, and guidance on metadata creation and deposit workflows. Support researchers preparing data for deposit, such as identifying appropriate repositories (like TDR) and guiding researchers to prepare or package data effectively for reuse. Investigate the feasibility of offering curation services for data deposited in TDR. Work with partners at TDL, TACC, and the Dataverse Project Development Community to further enhance the functionality of TDR. Work with partners in the library and around campus to grow TDR services. Maintain knowledge on a range of data repositories including their submission, IP, and use policies, and provide guidance on repository selection.
  • Maintain Currency with Data Standards, Procedures, and Practices. Stay informed of data standards, best practices for data management, funder requirements, data sharing procedures, metadata standards, etc. to continuously build expertise and improve services on campus.
  • Contribute to Professional and Organizational Initiatives. Engage in ongoing professional development and scholarship through attending and/or presenting at conferences and workshops. Maintain awareness and engagement with national and international trends in data management and scholarly communication.
  • Participate in library, university, and external committees and working groups.