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Research Data and Digital Scholarship

Tell the story of your research differently


The Research Data and Digital Scholarship team collaborates with staff, students, and faculty colleagues across Penn’s campus to develop competencies in a variety of digital skills, tools, and methods, from spatial analysis to data visualization to web scraping to text mining to research data management. In addition to providing support for digital projects, our team of librarians and specialists offer tutorials, webinars, in-class learning opportunities, skills-based learning groups, and regular office hours.

Mapping, Geospatial Data, and GIS

Geospatial Methods

We can help you find, create, and analyze maps and geospatial data, provide consultation and instruction on spatial projects, and help you make decisions about the appropriate software and tools for your research project.

Research Data

Research Data Management and Planning

Do you need help curating, organizing, storing, sharing, or publishing research data? Does your funder require a data management plan or your publisher ask that you share your data openly—but you don't know where to start? We can help!

Check out our guides:

Not convinced you need to take care of your data? Check out our data management horror stories case studies!

Prefer video? We have recorded workshops!

Digital Projects and Methods

Digital Projects, Methodologies, and Tools

Whether you're looking for a one-off consultation or an ongoing collaboration, want to build a digital project with students or learn new skills on your own, we can help you with all aspects of digital scholarly practice.

  • Want to build a project but unsure where to start? Need help designing a project for a class? Drop in to our online office hours or email us to request a consultation.
  • Already have a concrete project idea? Fill out our project proposal form (don't worry if you can't fill out all the fields—we can complete it together)!
  • Interested in learning a new tool or finding out more about a method of digital inquiry? Explore our collection of recorded workshops, tutorials, and guides.

Scholarly Commons

Open Up Access to Your Research with Scholarly Commons

Provide open and equitable access to your research and scholarship, whatever form it takes! Penn's institutional repository can host everything from open educational resources to video presentations, journal articles to data sets -- and it makes your work more discoverable, more accessible, and more read! Whether you want to increase the impact of your published articles or make your less traditional work more discoverable, Scholarly Commons can help get the word out about your work.

The Research Data and Digital Scholarship Team