Research presents unique challenges in IT, particularly the hands-on processing, analysis, and management of research data. Supporting researchers in meeting these challenges has led to the creation of a network of specialist units at Swiss research organisations to provide Research IT support, allowing researchers to concentrate on their core tasks and accelerating time to results. The DLCM (www.dlcm.ch) and EnhanceR (www.EnhanceR.ch) projects are national initiatives to provide specialised research IT support to the entire Swiss research academic community, and achieve this goal by facilitating cooperation between academic Research IT groups in Switzerland. In this talk, an overview is given of the services that EnhanceR and DLCM offer to researchers for dealing with their research data. Common data challenges that researchers face are presented, along with examples of previous support projects from various research communities that have helped them overcome these. Finally, the support process is presented, helping researchers identify whether their research could benefit from specialist support.