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Supporting Digital Scholarship

The DSG supports 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 consultations with the DSG to get expert advice on a range of topics related to digital scholarship, such as:

  • considerations to make when selecting a web platform or development stack
  • selecting and using specific digital tools and methods
  • finding, collecting, managing, and cleaning data
  • managing a digital project
  • disseminating results from digital projects

All Harvard affiliates (undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, professional staff, and faculty) are welcome to start scheduling a consultation with the DSG by filling out this Google Form.

Connecting researchers to resources

The DSG also connects researchers with relevant resources, organizations, and peers to aid in digital scholarship. Because we understand the distributed landscape of digital scholarship at Harvard, we can help scholars identify pertinent Harvard computing resources, technical workshops, internal and external grant opportunities, digital scholarship events and conferences, potential collaborators, and external developers.

Building community

The DSG recognizes that very little digital scholarship is produced independently. Accordingly, the DSG 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 DSG can help connect you to these networks.

Constituent Resources

Each DSG 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:

More information is available from the Harvard Research Computing Council and individual organization websites.