Data Services Spaces and Tools

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.

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Data and Visualization Exploration (DaVE)

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.

Visiting/using: If you are interested in visiting DaVE, please contact us. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins for this space.

Large Format Scanning

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)

The Research Studio

The Research Studio on Level A. 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.

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

Research Studio Data Tools & Software

See below for a list of data tools and software available in the Research Studio. Items with an asterisk (*) are supported by the Data Services team.

Data Management
Data Visualization
Qualitative (Text) Analysis
QuantiTative (Numbers) Analysis
3D Data

Click here to submit software suggestions for the Research Studio.

*The Data Services team is available to support these tools and software.
** Data Services support will be available in Fall 2020.