Princeton Research Data Service

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About PRDS

Princeton Research Data Service (PRDS) is a joint initiative between the Office of the Dean for Research, the Office of the University Librarian, and Office of Information Technology with support from the Office of the Provost. The initiative was launched this spring (2019) to provide the Princeton research community with the expert services and infrastructure needed to store, manage, retain, and curate digital research data, and to make research data available to the broader research community and to the public.

We will provide researchers with crucial resources throughout the life cycle of their research projects, working with them to make the process of data management and storage as seamless as possible with their current research projects. PRDS is anticipated to be underway in fall 2019.

In the meantime, please contact the Director of Princeton Research Data Service, Wind Cowles, with any questions or to schedule a meeting.

About Wind Cowles, PhD

Before joining Princeton as the Director of the Princeton Research Data Service, Dr. Wind Cowles worked at the National Institutes of Health in the Center for Scientific Review, where she oversaw the review of grant applications on research related to a number of areas, including language, cognition, and Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to NIH, Wind was an associate professor in Linguistics at the University of Florida and the director of the Language and Cognition Lab. Her research interests included the role of working memory, predictive processing, and communicative intent in language use; second language acquisition; and the influence of sociolinguistic factors on speech production in children and adults. She received her PhD in Cognitive Science and Linguistics from UC San Diego, in addition to an MA in Linguistics. She received a BA in Linguistics from the University of Southern California, with minors in Neuroscience and English-Creative Writing.

Portrait of Wind Cowles

Wind Cowles, PhD
Director, Princeton Research Data Service

“As a former university researcher, I know all too well how many claims there are on people’s time and one of my main goals is to make sure that we make the process of data management as painless as possible.”

Q&A with Wind Cowles