Research Data Services

Your Research Has a Story; We Will Help You Tell It

Your Research Has a Story

We Will Help You Tell It

Research Data Services understands that a research project is always a process that requires different skills at different steps. We provide a range of services and programs, host events and workshops, and partner with faculty and students in collaborative projects to help you find, evaluate, understand, steward and use data.


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Join Data Club

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  • Data Club: work with data and sharpen your skills in data analysis, management, and other aspects of the data life cycle.
  • Open to beginners and experts: experiment with new libraries or techniques, usually in Python or R.
  • Learn more and join our mailing list from the club's page.

Projects & Collaborations

Occasionally, RDS partners with researchers at Columbia University and elsewhere on digital projects. These projects cover a wide array of disciplines and methods, and their aim is to provide a public face for Columbia research in a way that serves the university's mission to "advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world."

If you are a researcher and would like to collaborate with RDS on a similar project with a similar goal, please email us

Below is a sampling of projects and collaborations between RDS and researchers at Columbia and beyond.


Frontline Nurses: Leaders in Pandemic Response” documents the role of frontline nurses in pandemic disease outbreaks, to recognize nurses and midwives for their critical contribution to public health during emergencies, and to advocate for nurses’ expertise in health care policymaking and improved health outcomes.

(Un)Silencing Slavery

(Un)Silencing Slavery: Remembering the Enslaved at Rose Hall Plantation, Jamaica” re-centers the lives of enslaved persons at Rose Hall Plantation by emphasizing the history of slavery and enslaved persons at that historical site. It is a companion piece to Jamaican-born and U.S.-based scholar Celia E. Naylor’s 2022 book (Un)Silencing Slavery: Telling Truths about Rose Hall Plantation, Jamaica.


The “COVID Information Commons (CIC)” is an open website to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration across various COVID research efforts, initiated by the NSF Convergence Accelerator. The initial focus of the CIC website is on NSF-funded COVID Rapid Response Research (RAPID) projects. The CIC serves as a resource for researchers, students and decision-makers from academia, government, not-for-profits and industry to identify collaboration opportunities, to leverage each other's research findings, and to accelerate the most promising research to mitigate the broad societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.