About the Data Fund

The Data Fund provides JHU researchers the opportunity to make requests for known datasets that are not readily accessible via the library data subscriptions. Each year, the library is able to provide a small amount of funding to a select number of researchers to facilitate their use of secondary data. This data will then be available for one year. Longer periods of access are not typically funded; however, the library may consider renewals on a case-by-case basis, depending on expressed need, available funding, and broader interest by the university.
If you have a specific need for secondary proprietary data without security or access restrictions that cannot be obtained by other means please submit your request.
Please note that submission of the form is not a guarantee of funding. Applicants will receive communication from the data and statistics consultant who will work with the researcher and the academic liaisons within the researcher's discipline to discuss the next steps for the potential use of Data Fund resources. 

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* 1. Please enter your information.

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* 2. What is your JHU status?

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* 3. Is this request for an UNDERGRADUATE research project?

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* 4. If YES, please enter the student(s) name(s) and email address(es).

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* 5. In 250 - 500 words, please provide a description of your research project with an explanation as to why these data are needed for your research.

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* 6. Are you aware of other researchers that could benefit from access to this data?

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* 7. List data source provider information. (Organization/company that supplies the data, URL, and email/other contact information)

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* 8. If applicable, please indicate the specific files needed.

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* 9. What is the anticipated/estimated price of the data? (Please note that funds are capped at $5,000 per accepted request and $2500 for highly specialized and partial funding requests.

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* 10. Please specify an approximate time frame needed for working with these data. (Up to one year) Data needed for longer periods are not typically funded, but renewal is considered on a case by case basis by a committee of associated library staff.

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