Data Services & Software
UVA Library's Data Discovery service works with researchers to identify existing data sources and provides support for querying and downloading datasets from multiple software tools and online databases. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UVA Library's Research Data Management service works with researchers in understanding and meeting funder’s requirements, including assistance in drafting and reviewing data management plans, selecting appropriate active data storage, choosing a repository, and preparing research data for archiving. Email us at email@example.com
The UVA Library's StatLab provides advice and training in data analysis, statistical and computational methods, visualization, and data wrangling to University of Virginia researchers through individual consulting and workshops in a variety of environments (e.g., R, Python, Stata, SPSS, SAS). Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia Legal Data Lab supports empircally-oriented faculty an student research at the Law School. The Lab uses data science solutions to help clients better understand and explain complex legal phenomena. This is a free service.
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The UVA Bioinformatics Core provides statistical support and bioinformatics data analysis for the enormous amount of data typically generated from high-throughput microarray and next-generation sequencing experiments. This is a paid service.
The BioMedical Informatics Division in the Department of Public Health Sciences provides Consulting & Collaboration Support to assist researchers with study design, data analysis, statistical graphics, outcomes and comparative effectiveness research, data base development and management and other multidisciplinary analytical services, such as evaluation methods, surveys and community engagement strategies. This is a paid service.
The Public Health Sciences, in partnership with the Health Science Library and BioConnector, works with researchers to address questions about research methods and statistics of a basic and introductory nature. This free service is available to University of Virginia faculty, staff and students in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Health system.
The access point for University-licensed research software. Categories include: Assistive Technologies; Connectivity & Remote Access; Data Analysis & Research; Microsoft; Programming & Productivity; and Servers.
The UVA Library's Research Software Support, in partnership with ITS, distributes University-licensed research software titles and helps researchers access, install and use the software. Most of titles are availale from the ITS Software Gateway, Email us at email@example.com.
Many research projects share their data in disciplinary or institutional repositories. Datasets and other final, publishable products of research born at UVA may be submitted to Libra Data in order to preserve them and make them accessible worldwide. In addition to sharing your own collections this way, you can search this and other existing repositories for relevant secondary data. Learn more about Libra Data.
- Libra Data uses the same platform as Harvard's Dataverse which hosts the world's largest collection of social science research. Cross links from Libra Data to Harvard’s and other Dataverses will be active in October 2016.
- Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data): The largest and most comprehensive registry of data repositories available on the web.
- See the UVA Library's Research Data Management resources for more subject-specific and community-endorsed repositories.
- For a wider range of openly accessible UVA research, please search the Libra Scholarly Repository via the Library’s online Virgo catalog
The UVA Library manages a collection of datasets and licensed data for academic research and teaching purposes, including:
- Major social science data archives: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and Roper Center for Public Opinion Research;
- U.S. Government data: Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other federal agencies, including U.S. import and export data through USA Trade Online;
- International data: Including the OECD iLibrary, the IMF eLibrary Data.
- Licensed sources like Social Explorer, GeoLytics, CPS Utilities, dataZoa, Nielsen Marketing Data, Infogroup U.S. Historical Business data, and more.
Contact UVA Library’s Data Discovery at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The Clinical Data Repository (CDR) is a data warehouse containing information about patients seen at the University of Virginia Health System. It provides researchers, clinicians, and students with direct access to detailed, flexible and rapid retrospective views of de-identified clinical and financial patient data.