The Data Lab spaces in Tisch Library (Medford) and Hirsh Health Sciences Library (Boston) are open and have the same hours as their respective libraries. The Data Lab Assistants will be returning to “in person” support in the Data Lab and will also continue supporting online chat requests for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

You can reach out to us at to ask questions, schedule an advanced consultation or guest lecture, and to learn more about our Data Lab resources.

* Click here for instructions on how to access and install Data Lab software remotely *

Live Lab Assistant Support

Data Lab Assistants and StAAR Center statistics tutors are available for live online support. Refer to the schedule below for availability. To consult with a Data Lab Assistant during their scheduled shift, use the chat button below to initiate a live chat session. To familiarize yourself with the expertise of a particular Data Lab Assistant, click on their name in the calendar below or refer to the Data Lab Assistant skills matrix.

Note that if all available Lab Assistants are assisting other clients, you might be placed in a waiting queue. If that happens, please do not close the chat window remain and remain in the queue until connected to a Data Lab Assistant.

Tisch Library:
Data Lab Assistant Schedule

Boston Hirsh
Health Sciences Library:
Data Lab Assistant Schedule

Data Lab Mission Statement

The Medford Data Lab and Boston Data Lab are teaching and research computing spaces designed to foster collaboration and innovation among students, faculty, and staff across all Tufts’ schools and departments. The Data Labs provide interdisciplinary methodological and technological support for all aspects of the data science workflow, including data reference, analysis, and visualization. The wide range of expertise encompassed by the Data Lab staff allows for support in a variety of geospatial, statistical, and computational applications, including GIS, remote sensing, machine learning, and text processing.

Both Data Labs are staffed with Student Lab Assistants who are available for immediate walk-in assistance. The Data Lab team offers a wide range of services to the Tufts community, including workshops, in-class instruction, and advanced GIS and Data Science consultations. Check out the Data Lab Brochure for additional information.

The Data Lab is managed by Tufts Technology Services in collaboration with Tisch LibraryHirsh Health Sciences Library, and Ginn Library.