The mission of the Center for Data and Visualization Sciences is to partner with faculty, researchers, and students through consultation, instruction, co-curricular programming, and research assistance at various stages of the research data lifecycle.

The Center for Data and Visualization Sciences is located within Duke University Libraries and serves Duke University and Duke University Health System. Our team of consultants and interns offers support in data science, data sources, data management and curation, data visualization, and mapping and GIS (geographic information systems).

Consultations

We provide regular short-term consultations for no cost to our patrons. CDVS staff members consult through email correspondence, in-person, or virtual meetings. Simply email askdata@duke.edu to ask a question or set up an appointment! We also offer regular walk-in consulting hours in the Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services on weekday afternoons, and during the school year our interns often have evening and weekend availability.

Instruction

Typically offered toward the beginning and middle of the fall and spring semesters, the Data and Visualization workshop series covers a range of tools and methods for data-driven research. These workshops are free and open to the public. We also provide more customized instruction for a variety of Duke groups including honors courses, graduate classes, and project teams. Customized instruction is available by request (askdata@duke.edu), pending staff member availability and expertise.

Collaborations Across Campus

Data-driven research can be a complex space, and there are several units at Duke that work together to provide services for different topics and levels. If you require advice that is beyond our expertise, we can connect you with other Duke-based groups.

Research Partnerships

CDVS staff may also be available to partner with Duke researchers on more in-depth projects, please complete this form to let us know about your project. The ability for CDVS to partner on longer-term projects is based on staff availability and project scope and funding. We will contact you after completing the form to start a conversation about your project.

Questions? Email askdata@duke.edu and we’ll be happy to help!