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Libraries assist faculty with research data

The Rutgers University Libraries realize some of the serious challenges faculty face in working with large and sensitive data sets as they conduct research. So our librarians have begun offering valuable assistance.

On the Newark campus, the Dana Library's Data Services Librarian Minglu Wang has organized workshops this semester on how to use four different statistical software packages. For more information on these workshops, or to register for one, please see:

On the New Brunswick campus, Data and Economics Librarian Ryan Womack has been leading three-part workshops in R, the well-regarded open-source software for statistical analysis. The libraries in New Brunswick also created a Secure Data Facility in Alexander Library, to house restricted-use data provided by sources such as the National Center for Education Statistics or other federal sources.

For more information on Ryan's R workshops and the Secure Data Facility, please see:

The Libraries are eager to serve the data needs of faculty on the Camden campus as well. For more information, please contact Robeson Library Director Gary Golden at or 856.225.2828.

For more information on the variety of data services in the Libraries, please see:

Posted February 17, 2011