Research Data Services

We Help People Use Data!

We can help you analyze, map, visualize, and manage data. We can guide you to create compelling projects for your courses and research. We work with Northeastern faculty, staff, and students at all levels of experience and in any location.

We provide:

  • Consultations with specialists online or in person
  • Visits to classes, student or research groups, guest lectures, and workshops 
  • Online tutorials and resources

Contact: [email protected].

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Data Management

Support for creating data management and sharing plans (DMPs/DMSPs), and for sharing data 

(e.g. DMPTool, DRS)

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Data Visualization

Support for creating compelling data visualizations

(e.g.Tableau, D3.js, Adobe)

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GIS & Geospatial Analysis

Support for GIS, geospatial analysis, and digital mapping 

(e.g.ESRI, QGIS, SimplyAnalytics)

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Data Analysis

Support for data analysis and data science tools 

(e.g. Python, R, Excel)

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Text & Data Mining Library Databases

Guidance for text and data mining 

(e.g. Constellate, ProQuest TDM Studio)

About the RDS Team

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Peter Fan he/him

‪Collaborative Research Data Specialist

Research Data Services


Peter Fan is our Collaborative Research Data Specialist. Peter can work with you to enhance research data production, transmission, and access across your team and beyond. Prior to joining Northeastern in 2024, Peter worked in software and data engineering for companies including Dendi Software, Biogen, and the Broad Institute. 

  • MS Computer Science – Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • BS Biology – UNC Chapel Hill