The Medford Data Lab and the Boston Data Lab spaces have been de-densified to reduce capacity in order to comply with social distancing measures and will be open during the fall 2020 semester. The Medford Data Lab will open September 8 and have the same hours as Tisch Library. The Boston Data Lab has the same access as Hirsh Health Sciences Library.

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


View this application
to see where there are available computers
and workstations on the Medford AS&E and Boston Health Sciences campuses


All Lab Assistant support and Data Lab staff consultations will be remote through the fall 2020 semester

Virtual Walk-in Support

Walk-in support with a Data Lab Assistant is available via live chat. View the online support calendar for Data Lab Assistants and the STAAR Center’s Stats Tutor’s availability below. Use the calendar tabs to toggle between Data Lab Assistant and STAAR Statistics Tutor live support schedules. Please note that only Data Lab Assistants are available via the chat. To consult with an STAAR Stats Tutor, use the Zoom links within the event descriptions.

To initiate a chat with a Data Lab Assistant, click the chat button above. Please remain in the waiting queue to receive live support. A Lab Assistant will be with you shortly as they may be assisting another client. Please note that the Data Lab chat function might be temporarily unavailable if the Data Lab Assistants are experiencing a high volume of requests or if no Lab Assistants are currently online.

For additional support or to schedule a consultation with senior Data Lab staff, please email

All calendar times are in Eastern Time (ET).

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 (TTS), in collaboration with Tisch LibraryHirsh Health Sciences Library, and Ginn Library.