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Data Services Lab

The Data Services Lab (DSL)

Location: McKenzie Hall, 460M

The Data Services are free to faculty and students. Priority is given to graduate students and faculty members requesting services for research purposes. Second priority is given to students requesting services for a class project or thesis.

New – Falll 2014!   Office Hours: DSL has drop-in office hours each term open to all faculty and students requesting data services. Office hours are posted at the beginning of each term (Fall, Winter and Spring only).

Winter 2014 - Data Management Using Stata Workshop: DSL will be having a 2-session Stata workshop for first-time users on January 27 and February 3, 2014, from 5 to 7pm. The workshop will be held at SSIL’s Small Lab (McKenzie Hall, Room 445). For additional information and workshop materials, visit the Stata Workshop page.

Accessing Restricted-Use/Confidential Data: We can assist faculty and students working with restricted-use data with all aspects of preparing a data protection plan and finding the most suitable option for securely storing confidential data. For additional information, visit our Restricted-Use Data page.

Secure Data Room: To meet the security requirements of most organizations that provide restricted-use data, DSL offers a Secure Data Room. This room is equipped with a standalone desktop computer and no network or phone connections. For additional information, visit our Restricted Use Data page.

Data Access: We provide access to on- and off- campus social science data and help in identifying data sources. Visit our Data on CD/DVD and Data on the Web pages for more information on data sources.

ICPSR Access: the Data Services Lab is responsible for the University of Oregon’s membership and access to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data archive. To learn more about ICPSR and how to access the archive’s data, visit the DSL’s ICPSR pages in the main menu (above).

Data Manipulation: We can assist in retrieving, recoding, merging and subsetting data for analysis or for use in teaching, as well as with conversion of files across different platforms (e.g. Stata, SPSS, SAS, etc.).

Online Resources: the Data Services Lab website offers guides to online resources for finding data and help with various statistics software packages.

Data Purchase: We also purchase social science databases not currently available through DSL.

Data Archive: We archive original social science data collections generated by university faculty.

For any of these services please visit the Data Services Lab (MCK 460M) during office hours or contact Luis Sandoval (DSL-GTF) by e-mail at