Data Services Spaces and Tools

Data Services' Research Studio.

The Research Studio is open to users. Please see below for more information.

Access to DaVE remains unavailable. See our COVID-19 Information and Expanded Operations Plans for Fall 2021 pages 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

Onsite use of the Research Studio is available; please see the Library Hours page for up-to-date open hours. The Research Studio is also offering appointment-based remote access. Review our research guide for more details and to reserve your spot.

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.

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.

Research Studio Data Tools & Remote Access


Data and Visualization Exploration (DaVE) – not currently available

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DaVE is a studio space located in the Data Services suite on level A of Olin Library. Onsite use of DaVE is not available during the fall 2021 semester.

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 is 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)