The DSSG promotes digital projects and faculty research by providing expert advice, connecting researchers with relevant resources, and building a community of digital scholarship practitioners.
Scholars at any point in the research workflow are welcome to schedule consult sessions to learn about considerations when selecting a web platform or development stack; digital tools and methods; finding, collecting, managing, and cleaning data; disseminating results; or directing a digital project. The DSSG also offers weekly drop-in office hours open to all Harvard affiliates (undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, professional staff, and faculty). For Fall 2018, please see the Wednesday and Thursday schedules.
The DSSG also connects researchers with relevant resources, organizations, and peers. Because we understand the distributed digital scholarship environment of Harvard, we can help scholars identify pertinent Harvard computing resources, technical workshops, internal and external grant opportunities (list), digital scholarship events and conferences, potential collaborators, and external developers.
Recognizing that very little digital scholarship is produced independently, the DSSG promotes collaborative research by fostering a local community of practitioners, primarily through workshops and conferences, and through work with external organizations. If you are looking to join forces with other local or international scholars, the DSSG can help connect you to these networks.
Each DSSG constituent group also directly supports smaller communities of researchers. In some cases, additional support such as project management, custom programming, repository access, or grant consultation may be available for faculty served by these organizations:
- Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH)
- Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC)
- Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS)
- Harvard Business School Research Computing Services (HBS RCS)
- Harvard Library
- Harvard Medical School Research Computing (HMS RC)
More information is available from the Harvard Research Computing Council (https://rc.harvard.edu/) and individual organization websites.