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Research Guides@Tufts

Grad Student Research Toolkit

This guide serves as a toolkit for graduate student research. Helpful links and information on relevant library resources and services can be found here.

Data Services at Tisch

Tisch Library offers a wide range of data-related services to meet the research needs of students. Librarians can help find and manage data while the Data Lab provides significant support for data analysis and visualization projects.

Finding Research Data

The Tisch Library team is here to help with any data acquisition questions or problems that may arise. We can assist you in navigating any number of data platforms and repositories that may have the information you need. Below are a few recommended platforms for major datasets, but the library facilitates access to many more.

See also: Tisch Library's Guide to Social Science Data and Statistics

Data Management

Managing your data, both the data files themselves and the documentation that goes with it, is an important part of the research process and the library is here to help. We can provide support for you in managing your data in a variety of ways:

  • Write your data management plan (DMP)
  • Find places to store your data and share it within your group
  • Use collaboration tools like Box and the Open Science Framework
  • Learn new data science skills and connect with other campus specialists
  • Evaluate your current data management strategies and organize your files to make them easier to use
  • Think through database structures for your research projects
  • Share your data with your published articles

Contact Elizabeth McCall for questions or assistance in any of these areas.