Data and Visualization Services provides consulting services and instruction that support data-driven research. Our team of consultants and interns offers support in data sources, data management, data visualization, geographic information systems, financial data, and statistical software. Our lab includes 12 workstations with the latest data software and three Bloomberg Professional workstations and is open nearly 24/7 for the Duke community. 

Support Areas

Data Sources

Data and Visualization Services consultants can help you locate and license a diverse range of data sources.  Get the data you need.

Data Management

Need help with research data management, want advice on archiving, or struggling with cloud storage?  We are happy to consult! We also provide long term storage for Duke data collections through Duke’s institutional repository.

Data Cleaning

From OpenRefine to the command line, we can help with data processing and cleaning.

Data Analysis

Get help using analytical and statistical software like Stata and R.

Mapping and GIS

Mapping and spatial analysis remain a core service for the data and visualization program.

Data Visualization

Our data visualization service can help with the most effective way to represent your data for both analysis and communication.


Expert Staff

Data and Visualization Services consultants can help with a variety of data projects and related computing problems.

Walk-In Consultations

Stop by our walk-in hours in the Data and Visualization Lab on the first floor of Bostock Library to get last-minute help with your project or assignment.  Can't make our walk-in hours?  Email for an appointment during business hours, Monday through Friday.

Workshops and Class Instruction

  • Our Data and Visualization workshop series covers a range of data-driven tools and methods.
  • We also provide customized instruction for a variety of Duke groups including honors courses, graduate classes, and project teams.

Computing Resources

The Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services on the first floor of Bostock Library offers fast machines and specialized software. The lab is open to Duke faculty, staff and students during Perkins Library hours.

  • 12, 64-bit Windows 7 computers with software such as ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro, Nvivo, R, SAS, Stata, and Matlab
  • Bloomberg Financial workstations