Data and GIS Spring Semester News

New workshops for Spring 2013

Clean your data with Google Refine.  Use digital maps to explore the present and past.  Analyze data with R or Stata. Visualize your research with one of our data visualization courses.  The Data and GIS Workshops offer a range of research strategies for data based questions. Register online for our courses or schedule a session for your course by emailing

Visualize This (and win a $500 technology prize)!

Are you a current Duke University undergraduate or graduate student? Have you used data visualization in a past or current research project to help solve a problem, tell a story, or highlight an interesting trend? Write up a short description and you’ll have a submission for the contest and a chance to win a $500 technology prize.

New Data Lab

As mentioned in the fall – with 12 workstations with dual 24″ monitors and 16 gigs of memory, the new Data and GIS lab is ready to take on the most challenging statistical, mapping, and visualization research projects. The new lab also features a flatbed scanner for projects moving from print to digital data. Lab hours are the same hours as Perkins Library (almost 24/7).

Get help with Data Management Planning

Puzzled by data management planning?  Not sure what to include in your grants data management plan?  Data and GIS has launched a guide that supports researchers looking for advice on data management plans now required by several granting agencies.  The guide provides examples of sample plans, key concepts involved in writing a plan, and contact information for groups on campus providing data management advice.

Get Data Help

Come visit us in Perkins 226 for a consultation or contact us online (email: or twitter: duke_data OR duke_vis).  Our consultants are available weekdays 8-5 by appointment or offer drop in hours as well We look forward to working with you on your next data driven project.