Data Services Spaces and Tools

Data Services' Research Studio.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, non-remote access to this service is currently unavailable. See our COVID-19 Updates and Resources page for additional details. We will update the information here once that situation changes.

These spaces and tools are intended to support the data needs of anyone at Washington University. See below for details, and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

The Research Studio

The Research Studio in John M. Olin Library. James Byard/Washington University

The Research Studio in Olin Library (Level A, Room A06) is equipped with collaborative workstations where students can access specialized software and work on analysis projects. (Our physical location is currently closed.)

This space is designed to enable individual or group work and priority is given to students who are actively working with the applications we support.

The Research Studio is now offering appointment-based remote access. Review our research guide for more details and to reserve your spot.

Research Studio Data Tools & Remote Access

Data and Visualization Exploration (DaVE) – not currently available


DaVE is a studio space located in the Data Services suite on level A of Olin Library. DaVE is designed for 3D exploration. Here, digital 3D data can be captured via photogrammetry or structured light scanning. Models for analysis or visualization in virtual reality (VR) are created using tools, such as Metashape and Unity. Headsets currently available for use in DaVE are the Oculus, Hololens, and Vive. We develop models in Metashape and Unity, which can be viewed in the headsets, but we also have plug and play applications.

Large Format Scanning – not currently available

A Graphtec CS 510 Scanner available for large format document scanning (by appointment only).

  • Located in Data Services (Olin Library, A07)
  • Supports direct sheet feed, and can accept documents up to 42″ wide
  • Industry-standard outputs are supported in color, grayscale or black & white
  • Clear acetate sheet to cover source documents and protect the scanner optics required (provided)