Dr. Margarita Corral - Data Analysis Specialist
Make an Appointment with Margarita
Ford Fishman - Data Analysis Specialist for Science
Alex Willett - GIS and Social Sciences Librarian
Live chat with a librarian is available from Monday to Friday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Schedule a free consultation with Data Analysis Specialists, Dr. Margarita Corral and Ford Fishman, or GIS Librarian, Alex Willett.
For general questions, you can also use the "Chat with a Librarian" button on any of the Research pages to chat with a librarian during service hours.
Consultation services are available to Brandeis community members, including
We can help you find reliable data:
for your topic
from reputable organizations and researchers
in formats you can use - or we can help you migrate them
that is free!
We can help you manage your data by:
creating and following a Data Management Plan, which are also required by many granting agencies
organizing files logically, with file names and folder structures that let you find what you need when you look for them later
storing files and written information securely, whether on your own computer or on Brandeis-provided research shares or cloud storage
keeping your data clean, with explicit units, explanations for missing values, and other metadata to make your data make sense
Learn software tools to help make sense of your data. Our Data Analysis Specialists are well versed in quantitative and qualitative programs like
Want to get started on your own? Open the Data Analysis Research Guide for social sciences or the Scientific Computation Guide.
The High Performance Computing Cluster is available to researchers with big data or big analysis needs. Please read up on usage best practices in the Knowledge Base.
Maps provide incredible context for data! Our GIS librarian can help:
find geospatial and tabular data needed to create your map
teach workshops or one-on-one consultations on software like ArcGIS, QGIS, Social Explorer, etc.
brainstorm a mapping assignment for technical concerns or workload feasibility
Want to get started on your own? Open the GIS Research Guide.