Lane Library leads a variety of data-related workshops, discussion groups, and demos throughout the year. See below for information about what data-related events we have coming up soon or head over to our classes and events page to see our full schedule.
Lane Library's Bioinformatics Office Hours is only one of the myriad of services at your disposal as a member of the Stanford Medicine community. The list below includes services that are available to help you address questions related to data collection, analysis, and storage. For additional help with any of Stanford's cluster services (Sherlock, Nero, Farmshare, etc), contact SRCC support.
Please note that, while Bioinformatics Office Hours is a free service, some of the services below operate on a cost-recovery model or through special arrangements with specific departments or units.
The Department of Statistics offers a free online consulting service to members of the broader research community during each Stanford academic quarter. Under the supervision of a senior faculty member, Statistics graduate students arrange meetings with clients to help with statistical research questions in areas such as:
Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) is a group within the Stanford Libraries that provides services and support to Stanford faculty, staff, and students in the acquisition, curation, and preservation of social science data and the selection and use of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative analysis software. SSDS staff members provide these services in a variety of ways that include consulting, workshops, and help documentation.
The Quantitative Sciences Unit (QSU) is a unit of statistical scientists in the Department of Medicine who engage in interdisciplinary research. Members of the QSU are available to collaborate on study design and analysis for medical studies. The QSU offers professional data analysis using the most modern statistical techniques and secure HIPAA- and IRB-compliant management and coordination of data.
The QSU facilitates medical research for faculty on the medical campus in the following areas:
The Data Studio is a collaboration between Spectrum (The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education) and the Department of Biomedical Data Science. The Data Studio is open to the Stanford community, and we expect it to have educational value for students and postdocs interested in biomedical data science. Most sessions are an extensive and in-depth consultation for a Medical School researcher based on research questions, data, statistical models, and other material prepared by the researcher with the aid of a facilitator. The last session of each month is devoted to drop-in consulting. BDS faculty are available to provide assistance with your research questions. Bring any data, prior analyses, or other materials that you have. No advance notification is required.
Research IT has built and operated STRIDE since 2008 and Stanford REDCap since 2010. These resources are paid for by Dean's Office and support 1000s of researchers at Stanford. Their platforms meet Stanford regulatory requirements, are petascale, cloud-enabled, and use a variety of sophisticated technologies. Research IT also uses their expertise to support smaller projects via our consultation services. They have expertise in a number of areas including: