Data Services

Five hands with organized (a single color grouping of candies in each hand) skittles in each representing organized data.

The Data Services team provides support to Washington University users across campuses, schools, and disciplines.

Core Services

  • Data Sourcing
  • Data Management, Sharing & Curation
  • Data Exploration & Visualization
  • 3D/AR/VR
  • Digital Humanities
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

For all services listed, we offer help desk support, research guides, resources, workshops, and 1:1 consultations.

Help Desk

The Data Services Helpdesk will not be available during the winter break from December 22, 2023, through January 1, 2024. Please use the Data Services Appointment Request Form if you need assistance during this time.

Students at a data workshop in one of the Instruction Rooms on Olin Library Level A.

Data Services staff are available to assist you directly. Help desk support is available at the hours below via Zoom:

  • Mondays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

We are also available by appointment. Please reach out to us via the Data Services Appointment Request Form.

If users access the help desk in the final few minutes, our team may have to schedule an appointment rather than provide on-the-spot consultation.


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Data Savvy Courses

Data Savvy is a set of self-paced courses delivered through Canvas meant to complement semester-length courses taught at Washington University in St. Louis. These courses do not replace full-term courses.

See the Data Savvy Courses page for more information.

Our Team

Data Curator in Residence

Data Services’ Data Curation Residency Program equips the resident with deep knowledge of the data sharing and review process. Residents bring their domain expertise and will learn through training, shadowing, and mentorship data curation methods, and apply it in their work.

Our Spring 2023 Resident is Chemistry Subject Librarian Rhiannon Iha.

  • Staff photo of Rhiannon Iha.


    Science, Technology, and Engineering Resource Group
    Rhiannon Iha
    Job Title
    Chemistry Subject Librarian
    Phone Number
    (314) 935-4818
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