Research Informatics and Publishing

The Department of Research Informatics and Publishing enhances the technology-driven teaching and research capacity of the Penn State community. We partner with students, faculty, and staff to consult, provide training, and support projects in the areas of research data management, digital humanities, mapping, statistical analysis, and open publishing.

Our services are based on the tenets of openness, innovation and technology, collaboration, and supporting the entire research workflow.

 

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Services

Data Management & Sharing

Support and training for data management and sharing including data management plan (DMP) review services, assistance implementing your DMP, support for selecting an appropriate data repository, and open scholarly work and data sharing and curation via ScholarSphere.

Data Discovery & Reuse

Assistance with identifying data sources including discipline-specific data repositories and databases available through the University Libraries; how to clean, subset, or merge data from different sources; citing data sources; and handling restricted data.

Data Analysis & Visualization

Supports users with GIS, mapping, data creation, data wrangling (subsetting, transforming, and/or manipulating data), quantitative data analysis including statistical modeling, quantitative text analysis, and data visualization.

Digital Publishing

Support for open access journal publishing, digital monograph and searchable annotated bibliography hosting, OA monograph subventions through TOME, and OER hosting through ROAM.

Units

Data Learning Center

Support and training for data management, data analysis, data visualization, open data sharing, and ScholarSphere.

Digital Humanities

Support and training for data management, analysis, and visualization for the humanities.

Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps & Geospatial Information

Promotes and facilitates the use of maps and geospatial information in research, teaching, and learning.

Open Publishing

Supports open access journals, bibliographies, topical web portals, monographs, and OER resources hosting through ROAM.

Digital Projects

A gallery of our more notable digital projects.

Training and Events

Free workshops and trainings designed to help you with your research needs.

Department Contact Information

W312 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802

Nathan Piekielek

Interim Head of Research Informatics and Publishing

Research Informatics and Publishing Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Tara L Anthony Interim Head of the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information tll38@psu.edu 814-863-5753
Laura Bowman Part-Time Data Management Assistant ljb5065@psu.edu 814-865-2095
Sergio Carmona Administrative Support Coordinator sac245@psu.edu 814-865-2095
Dr Heather Froehlich Literary Informatics Librarian hgf5@psu.edu 814-865-7908
Guanlin He Graduate Assistant gbh5146@psu.edu 814-865-2095
Paulina Krys Data Analytics and Visualization Analyst pmk5516@psu.edu 814-865-2095
Allyson Laird Open Publishing Program Coordinator ams1130@psu.edu 814-867-3702
Angel Peterson Open Publishing Production Specialist anb149@psu.edu 814-865-2486
Nathan Piekielek Interim Head of Research Informatics and Publishing nbp104@psu.edu 814-865-3703
Ellen Poplavska Part-Time Open Publishing Editorial Assistant esp5206@psu.edu 814-865-2095
Heather Ross Map Specialist hdr10@psu.edu 814-863-1349
John Russell Digital Humanities Librarian jer308@psu.edu 814-867-4827
Jennifer Valcin Statistical Information Specialist jpv5319@psu.edu 814-865-2095
Ryan Wang Graduate Assistant yuw320@psu.edu 814-865-2095
Corey Wetherington Open Education Infrastructure Specialist cjw36@psu.edu 610-396-6424
Briana Ezray Wham Research Data Librarian - STEM bde125@psu.edu 814-865-6838
Claire Williams Intern cew5641@psu.edu 814-865-2095
Xuying Xin Data Analyst xzx1@psu.edu 814-863-1346
Malcom Zerbe Intern mtz5070@psu.edu 814-865-2095