Princeton Research Data Service

Princeton Research Data Service

About the Princeton Research Data Service

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 in 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 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.

Meet the PRDS Staff

Wind Cowles, Director

Before joining Princeton as the Director of the PRDS, 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.

Matthew Chandler, Research Data Management Specialist

Matt is a dedicated proponent of open research practices across disciplines, with expertise in the social sciences and experience with data management in a variety of settings. He has a PhD in Sociology and Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, where his research focused on contentious political transitions and social network dynamics. He also has a background in the humanities, having concentrated on philosophy and religious studies as an undergraduate. Before joining the Princeton Research Data Service in November 2019, Matt completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications at Notre Dame, where he was a core researcher and data manager for the NetHealth Project, a large study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Neggin Keshavarzian, Research Data Management Specialist

Neggin Keshavarzian is a passionate advocate of open science. Before joining the Princeton Research Data Service Neggin worked as a research specialist and data curator at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. She curated large neuroimaging datasets and worked on multiple research projects in Dr. Ken Norman's Computational Memory Lab. Neggin received a MSc in Psychology from Drexel University with a focus on statistics and neuroimaging data analysis and received a BA in psychology from CSU Channel Islands in sunny southern California.