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Our Mission

We are focused on training & development, collaborative innovation, and connecting faculty, staff, and students in the Feinberg School of Medicine to data-related resources here at Northwestern. Through our free DataClinic service, we provide consultation and training for all stages of the research data life cycle. We engage the research community by hosting and sponsoring events that promote best practices related to reproducibility and openness in the sciences. In partnership with the National Center for Data to Health (CD2H), we are developing a next-generation repository and data index system that will help scientists across the clinical and translational spectrum to locate tools, data, and expertise that will enhance their research process.

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DataClinic Consultation Service

The Galter DataClinic employs a primary care model for data management and analysis. In addition to providing training and best practices support, we offer free consultations for researchers with data issues involving Collection & Management, Cleaning & Organization, Analysis, Visualization, and Preservation. Please contact us directly at


The DataLab hosts and sponsors a variety of events including practical, hands-on workshops workshops, lunch-and-learn discussions, and networking events like hackathons. People come to talk about their work, get feedback, and have fun! Our goal is co-learning, and we believe we have a lot to teach each other.

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If you have any questions about us or how we can help, please email us at

What We Do

Learn more about us and the services we offer.

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Join our Slack channel to discuss workshop content and other issues with your peers.

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Mailing List

Please join our mailing list to receive information about upcoming events.

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Galter Health Sciences Library

The DataLab is managed and supported by the Galter HSL & Learning Center at Northwestern University.

BioData Club

This page and associated repository are based on the BioData Club Kit developed at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) by @laderast and @rchampieux.


The DataLab is funded in part by the Center for Data to Health (CD2H). This website template is based on minimal-mistakes. All content is released under a Creative Commons BY 2.0 License.

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