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Data Services : What We Do

Information on New York University's Data Services.

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Staffed Hours: Summer 2019

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NYU Data Services Overview

Data Services is a joint service of New York University's Division of Libraries and Information Technology Services to support quantitative, qualitative, and geographical research at NYU. Data Services offers access to specialty software packages for statistical analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), and qualitative data analysis. We provide training and support, as well as consulting expertise, for many aspects of the research data lifecycle including access, analysis, collection development, data management, and data preservation. Data Services is part of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library's Research Commons. Our staff offices and main lab are located on the 5th floor of the library.

Who is eligible to use Data Services?
All NYU users throughout the global network can get assistance from the Data Services, though service hours may vary. To ask your question, email or fill out our appointment form.


What We Do

Research Consultation

  • One-on-one and group consultation is available by appointment through our online appointment form, via email at, by telephone at 212-998-3434, or on a walk-in basis during Data Services' staffed hours.
    • Assistance is available for all of Data Services' supported software packages as well as for using NYU's High Performance Computing clusters.
    • Please note that Data Services does NOT provide step-by-step assistance with homework or tutoring services.
    • For assistance with digital scholarship projects, Data Services frequently works with and sometimes refers patrons to NYU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services.

Access to Facilities and Software

  • The Data Services lab is equipped with 26 lab workstations where NYU faculty, students, and staff can receive consultations, or use specialized software. Please also refer to our Computer Use Policy.
  • Data Services lab workstations, loaded with specialty research software packages, are available for walk-in use by NYU users on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Reservations are also available to NYU users during Data Services' staffed hours on 4 lab machines (DATA16, DATA17, DATA18, and DATA19).

Instruction and Training Resources

  • Data Services provides classes on select software packages each semester.
  • Data Services also provides documentation for our classes, and can recommend external training resources.

Data Reference & Collections

Data Management