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Data Services

Principles & Process

We enable university partners to leverage data through a wide range of data services and solutions.

Sustainability and self-service are priorities by design, and we strive to achieve the university mission by empowering partners with a data-as-a-product mindset. Our team actively participates in and contributes to the University’s Data Governance process.

Service offerings

Data Discovery

Democratize data access and increase data literacy with a self-service platform

Data Flow Orchestration

Easily schedule, automate, and monitor data pipelines to collect and deliver data 

Data Storage

Read, write, and save data of any size with secure and scalable object storage

Database Administration

Install, configure, monitor, patch, migrate, optimize, and restore database systems

Database Maintenance

Provide disaster recovery, full incremental backups, and database integrity checks

Database Consultation

Offer expertise in database systems, architecture design, reporting, and recoverability

Data Integrations

Connect CU data sources to internal applications and external vendor solutions

Data Streaming

Stream real-time event data to applications and systems in a data mesh ecosystem

Other Campus-supported data services

Who can get it

  • Anyone who is a data owner, data steward, or data user at the University of Colorado Boulder can request Data Services
  • External customers and clients, including vendors
  • Application and app builders who need data and consulting (ORM, GraphQL, data-at-scale, security)
  • Higher education community locally, regionally, nationally or globally (i.e. “shaping tomorrow’s leaders” via influence, shareability, collaboration)


The Data Services team provides campus-wide custom data service solutions as a common-good to the Boulder campus, which means there is no direct cost to you or your department.


To change your current Data Service or report an issue, fill out the Data Services Request form. For access assistance, please contact the IT Service Center at or 303-735-4357.