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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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.
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 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.
Support for open access journal publishing, digital monograph and searchable annotated bibliography hosting, OA monograph subventions through TOME, and OER hosting through ROAM.
Center for Black Digital Research (CBDR)
The Center for Black Digital Research/#DigBlk is a public-facing research center committed to bringing the histories of early Black organizing to digital life through innovative scholarship and collaborative partnerships. The Center is home to the award-winning Colored Conventions Project, Douglass Day, and the Black Women’s Organizing Archive. Learn more at the CBDR website.
Data Learning Center
Support and training for data management, data analysis, data visualization, open data sharing, and ScholarSphere.
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.
Supports open access journals, bibliographies, topical web portals, monographs, and OER resources hosting through ROAM.
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
University Park, PA 16802