News and Announcements

Data Services Access and Hours During Fenwick Move

Data Services has received several questions regarding whether or not we are open and if the lab is available. Yes, we are open! Data Services is open through December 18th. If you need to access the lab, consult the schedule. If you need research help, please set up an appointment by e-mailing From January 4th through […]

GIS Day at Mason: Nov. 18

  Please join the University Libraries’ Data Service staff in celebrating 2015 GIS Day at Mason. This year’s theme is GIS and Health. There will be an exciting program including presentations, GIS demonstrations, posters, and career fair events. The libraries staff will demonstrate how to visualize geographical patterns of cholera incidences that occurred in London, […]

#GRADReCon: Grad Student Workshops on 11/6

Mason Graduate Students! Plan to attend Graduate Research Connections – GRADReCon – on November 6, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free drop-in research and productivity sessions will be offered by a variety of experts! Staff from Data Services will be offering sessions on: Data Management Basics GIS Basics Summarizing/Displaying Data in Excel (including some […]

Celebrating World Statistics Day

  October 20th is World Statistics Day! Follow #StatsDay15 to see messages from the statistics community around the world. Here are some highlights: U.S. Census Bureau Infographic 17 Statistics for World Statistics Day (World Bank) Organizations in the U.S. celebrating World Statistics Day

ArcGIS 10.3 Available

ArcGIS 10.3 is now available on the data services lab computers (C 103 in Fenwick Library). At 10.3, ArcGIS Pro, new desktop application is included so that you can do 3-D GIS projects and publish maps directly to ArcGIS Online. See more details for ArcGIS Pro:

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 […]