Laura Hjerpe
Senior Research Data Management Librarian
Brown 143

Job summary

Laura supports researchers with data management, metadata production, data organization, and data preservation. She supports researchers in the development and implementation of data management plans, and offers guidance on technical data management issues, including acquisition, transfer, and storage of data. In addition, she supports data discovery and data literacy instruction. She also serves the needs of researchers to manage, document, share, and preserve the products of their research, complying with sponsor mandates and changing norms for making data assets available and improving research reproducibility.

Professional profile

Before joining UVA, Laura curated data for an international development data repository and delivered consultations and group training on patent literature search methods as a government contractor in Washington, DC.


MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

BA, Political Science, University of California at Berkeley.

Ask me about...

Data management
Metadata production for data
Meeting grant funder requirements for data sharing plans