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Services of Data Science & Discovery Unit

For an appointment with Tyson for any of the services mentioned below, go to:

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The Data Science & Discovery Unit provides consultations regarding data planning, wrangling, and analyzing. This can include:

  • Survey creation (REDCap or Qualtrics surveys, planning recruitment)
  • Data entry tool set up (for any type of data entry related to research)
  • Data planning (formatting, cleaning, reshaping, merging)
  • Data analysis (ways that your data can be analyzed, visualized, and reported). Notably, for statistical planning, particularly for graduate students, please contact the Statistical Consulting Studio.


The DSDU provides opportunities for collaboration on projects and grants. These collaborations are generally in the nature where Tyson provides data and statistical expertise as a Co-Investigator or a consultant (depending on the load and need of the project). For significant needs, please contact the DSDU early in the process.

Clinical Data Entry and Access

Data Entry. For researchers with non-electronic data, the DSDU offers a data entry service (double entered with HIPAA compliance). This data will be stored on a secure database wherein access (discussed below) can be accommodated.

Data Access. The DSDU facilitates independent, de-identified clinical data access for researchers in the college. This service is dependent on proper permissions (e.g., IRB). This service also extends to the new Point ‘n Click tool that the Center for Clinical Excellence is using. Tools to allow seamless, de-identified data access are being developed to ease the appropriate access to this clinical data.