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Research Data Services

Northwestern IT Research Computing Services

Data science consultations for researchers of all levels, undergraduate to faculty, in all fields. Get help with data collection, organization, analysis, and visualization, as well as research design and reproducibility. Programming and software development support is available as well.

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Data Science Services

Center for Data Science & Informatics

Data Science Services (DSS) focuses on developing and applying leading data science and analytics methodologies to the large collection of clinical data available in Feinberg’s nation-leading Enterprise Data Warehouse. The DSS also develops systems biology resources by integrating multi-scale and heterogeneous data types, such as genomic, clinical, and exposome data. We collaborate with and support Feinberg Principal Investigators through the application of data science methods.

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Research Support Services

Kellogg School of Management

The Research Support team at Kellogg enables and accelerates the academic research being pursued by Kellogg faculty and PhD students. We bring expertise from a wide variety of professional disciplines to help solve problems that can arise throughout the life cycle of a research project. Services include data acquisition, computational resources, and behavioral research support.

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DataLab

Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center

The Galter DataLab is focused on training & development, collaborative innovation, and connecting faculty, staff, and students in the Feinberg School of Medicine to data-related resources here at Northwestern. Through our free DataClinic service, we provide consultation and training for all stages of the research data life cycle.

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Biostatistics Collaboration Center

Feinberg School of Medicine

The mission of the BCC is to support FSM investigators in the conduct of high-quality, innovative health-related research by providing expertise in biostatistics, statistical programming, and data management. BCC faculty and staff collaborate with investigators on all aspects of research: study design and grant development; data capture and statistical analysis; interpretation of results and manuscript preparation. The BCC contributes to all types of research, including basic science, clinical, epidemiological, and health services. The BCC also supports all level of investigators – from postdoctoral fellows to junior faculty and well-established investigators. BCC support ranges from multi-year collaborations to one-time consultations.

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Enterprise Data Warehouse

Northwestern Medicine

The EDW facilitates access to electronic health records, pathology data from the hospital and research laboratories, biomarker data from research databases and research transactional data from eIRB and other institutional systems. EDW data analysts can work with you to use the EDW.

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GIS Services

Northwestern Libraries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, data, consultation, and support.

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Social Science Data Services

Northwestern Libraries

Social Science Data Services provides data, software and software training to support research and instruction in those social sciences that require analysis of quantitative or qualitative data.

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Research Computing Consulting

Northwestern IT Research Computing Services

Research Computing Services assists researchers in choosing the right computational resources for a project, using computational resources both on campus and in the cloud, accessing specialized hardware or resources, and improving computational workflows. Assistance is also available with writing computational, storage, and data components of grants and data management plans.

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Quantitative Data Sciences Core

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Biostatistics, bioinformatics, clinical informatics, and other study design and analysis support services for researchers with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Tools

REDCap

NUCATS

Capture and manage research data. Conduct surveys. Manage experimental participants and data collection.

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Quest High Performance Computing Cluster

Northwestern IT Research Computing Services

Quest is the university’s high performance computing cluster. It enables researchers to run processes requiring multiple cores or nodes, more memory than available on a personal computer, or run times of multiple days.

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Quest Analytics Nodes

Northwestern IT Research Computing Services

The Quest Analytics Nodes are high-memory nodes that allow interactive analytics work in your web browser via RStudio or SAS Studio. The nodes share a file system with the Quest high performance computing cluster.

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Kellogg Linux Cluster (KLC)

Kellogg School of Management

The Kellogg Linux Cluster comprises five high-memory linux nodes suitable for a variety of computational research tasks. Access is limited to Kellogg researchers and other researchers with high memory computational needs.

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Qualtrics

Northwestern IT

Online survey platform. Access is available for all students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern.

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Genomics Compute Cluster

Northwestern IT Research Computing Services

The Genomics Compute Cluster is part of the Quest high performance computing cluster. It provides high-performance, high-throughput, and high-memory computational resources for genomics researchers.

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Arch | Research and Data Repository

Northwestern Libraries

Share your research with the public. Arch is an open access repository for research materials, including data sets, analysis codes, figures, posters, presentations, and other supporting information for journal and book publications.

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Learning

See the Community page for information on additional opportunities for meetups, workshops, and user groups.

NICO 101: Intro to Programming for Big Data

NICO

Two-week intensive, pre-term course designed for students who have little to no previous experience with programming. Through interactive instruction and project-based work, we plan to teach you the basics of programming in Python and computational data analysis.

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Research Computing Workshops

Northwestern IT Research Computing Services

Northwestern IT Research Computing Services collaborates with campus partners to offer members of the Northwestern research community opportunities to develop data and computing skills, as well as learn about the services and resources that support research activities on campus. Topics include high performance computing, command line, version control, Python, R, data visualization, data storage, databases, and more. Workshops are offered on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses.

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GIS and Data Analysis Workshops

Northwestern Libraries

Library staff offer workshops on all aspects of GIS systems, as well as beginner workshops for R, Excel, and Stata throughout the year.

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Summer Data Science and Programming Workshops

Workshops on data science and programming skills including R, Python, and SQL for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

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Safari Books Online

Northwestern Libraries

Safari Books Online includes many popular books on programming, software development, and other technology topics. It also includes online tutorials. Students, faculty, and staff can register for an account with a Northwestern email address; access the link from the Northwestern network or VPN.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com has online courses on data science and programming topics. Access is available to all members of the Northwestern community.

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