RDS for Data Researchers - Rich Data Services

As a Data Scientist, You Need to Be Able to Easily and Effectively Access the Data You Need

One of the most challenging aspect of your work is the constant searching and formatting of data from different sources. RDS provides a comprehensive and consistent way of accessing data, giving you more time for research.

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How RDS Makes Your Life Easier

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Drastically Reduce Data Wrangling

Most data scientists spend 60-80% of their time massaging their data. What if instead, you could spend 60-80% just doing research?

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Integrate Contextual Data in Just a Few Steps

RDS provides documentation or 'metadata' alongside the data, providing context and clarity necessary to understand the data, and use it effectively and responsibly.

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Present Data Visually

RDS can return data formatted for immediate use with some of the most popular analytical packages or charting framwework, giving you means to tell better stories and foster better research.

Resources for Researchers

Rich Data Services Explorer Example

RDS Explorer

This web based application allows you to browse the data and documentation to interactively create relevant subsets suited for your analysis.

  • Examine data record, or consult the codebook, variable documentation, and descriptive statistics

  • Create filter conditions and select variables of interest

  • Package and download data in open formats, with scripts for immediate integration in analytical packages or databases

RDS Tabulation Engine

This web based application allows you to rapidly generate aggregated data tables for reporting or visualization purposes

  • Select dimensions and measures interetsed defining you table rows, columns, cells, and totals

  • Add filters, weights, and customize display options

  • Display results and integrate in your research, or download in open text formats or Excel for publishing or further processing

Rich Data Services Tabulation Engine Example

Designed For Data Publishers

See how RDS has been built from the ground up to make your data more accessible, ready for delivery to your users' communities.

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Built for Developers

We engineered RDS for developers and scientists, and have API documntation, open source libraries, and examples to get you started within minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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