The Data Lab spaces in Tisch Library (Medford) and Hirsh Health Sciences Library (Boston) are open and have the same hours as the respective libraries. Data Lab Assistant support is available both online via live chat and in-person at our Boston and Medford locations.

Please reach out via to ask questions, schedule an advanced consultation or guest lecture, inquire about Data Lab resources and services, or report issues with the Data Lab space or computing infrastructure.

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

Lab Assistant Support

Data Lab Assistants are available for both in-person support at our locations in Tisch Library (Medford) and Hirsh Health Sciences Library (Boston) and online via live chat. Refer to the schedule below for availability. To consult with an online 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 online 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.

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.