News and Announcements

Fall 2015 Updates: Getting Prepared for Your Projects

Get Prepared for Your First Assignments! Get a head start in your statistics, research methods and GIS classes! Data Services staff will be on hand during several library open houses to help you set up Stata, SPSS, and other data-related software. We will help you get up and running with your own copy or the version available on […]

ArcGIS Open Data

This is ESRI’s initiative to allow their members of organization to share their data with the ArcGIS platform and provides a central geospatial data repository for their members of organization. Now, citizens can find and download data in different formats such as shapefiles, KML, CSV, GeoJSON to use them into their own application. It also […]

Spring 2015 Updates

Did you know that Data Services offers individual research consultations? One of our consultants will meet with you by appointment. Contact us through or individually. Data Services’ schedule of workshops is available. This semester we will be offering more workshops on Stata at the Arlington Campus. As usual, we will be holding workshops on ArcGIS, SPSS, Stata, and […]

November 19th GIS Day Festivities!

  Join University Libraries’ Data Services staff for 2014 GIS Day. Check out some cool demonstrations, meet our staff and learn about GIS. When: November 19th, 10:00am – 3:30pm Where: Center for the Arts See GIS Day site for complete details and schedule of events and speakers. GIS Day is hosted by the Department of Geography […]

2015 Data Management Bootcamp

Thank you for your interest! We’ve reached our maximum for the Data Management Bootcamp and closed the registration form. If you want to know about future workshops, contact and we will add you to our mailing list.  Also you can follow us on Twitter @gmudatasvcs. Graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning […]

Join Us for Open Access Week Activities!

International Open Access Week is October 20-26, 2014 This will be Mason’s 6th year celebrating International Open Access Week, which began as a student-led national day of action in 2007. See below for our great lineup of workshops, discussions, webinars, and campus visits in October. Open Access Week schedule of activities is available here: In […]

Workshop on Reproducible Research Practices

Have you heard about the reproducibility crisis in science (ex. in AAAS and Economist) and worry about false positive results? Ever wondered how you could increase the reproducibility of your own work? Join us for a workshop on reproducible research, hosted by the Center for Open Science (and other collaborators when applicable). Learn about factors that contribute to the reproducibility […]

Fall 2014 Updates: Workshops, Consultations and More

  Data Services’ schedule of workshops is available. This semester we will be offering workshops on ArcGIS, SPSS, Stata, and R. We have added new workshops on QGIS, mining Twitter for geographic data, data cleaning, and research data management. Check out our calendar here: Workshops begin on September 12 and will be held in C-103 Fenwick […]

Data Services Is Back

Wing 1C of Fenwick Library has re-opened and Data Services staff have moved back to our offices and the lab has re-opened. Lab hours for the summer are by appointment.  Check our calendar for the most up-to-date schedule. Plan ahead — the best way to make sure we are available when you need help is […]

Data Services Consultations Offered at the Arlington Campus Library’s Graduate Research & Writing Retreat

  On Monday, April 28 Data Services staff will be providing support at the Arlington Campus Library’s (ACL) Graduate Research & Writing Retreat.  Our consultants will be available from 4:00pm through 9:00pm. The event will be held in the ACL Instruction Room (332). You can find the Instruction Room by entering the library on the 2nd […]