RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT SERVICE GROUP
Comprehensive Data Management Planning & Services

Consultants

RDMSG consultants are available to provide researchers with individual assistance in writing data management plans, and in locating the data management services they need. They are available for consultations upon request via phone, by email or in person. For assistance, please contact us.

Consultants strive to meet the Cornell research community’s data management needs. Consultants carry out their work in accordance with the consultants' operating principles, and limitations apply to the services of the RDMSG.

Florio Arguillas

Florio is a Research Associate at the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER). He helps social science researchers on campus in qualitative and quantitative data management and processing, assessing and mitigating disclosure risks; and develops and conducts seminars, training sessions, and workshops on the use of both qualitative and quantitative software packages such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, and Atlas.ti, among others. He also manages the CISER Helpdesk, a team of highly-skilled graduate students who help researchers and students on campus with data access, data manipulation, program logic, program syntax and de-bugging, as well as database conversions, and file transfers across computing platforms. Florio holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Development Sociology (Cornell University), an M.A. in Demography (University of the Philippines), and an A.B. Economics degree (Ateneo de Davao University). Areas of focus: Qualitative and quantitative data management and processing; qualitative and quantitative software packages; disclosure risks avoidance.

Adam Brazier

Adam is a Computational Scientist at the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, having previously been Science Software Architect for the CCAT Telescope Project. Adam has worked on a number of projects with a focus on scientific data, where he has been responsible for specifying overall software and data management standards, and science dataflow and data management system design. Adam has designed, created and maintains cyberinfrastructure solutions for geographically distributed astronomy consortia and is responsible for managing, archiving and sharing of astronomy data and data products for the NANOGrav gravitational wave detection project and the PALFA pulsar search project. He has a BSc in Physics and Philosophy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from King's College, London and an MSc and PhD in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College, London and is certified to teach High School in New York State. Areas of focus: End-to-end management of Physical Sciences data, particularly mediated with databases; education in the physical sciences and the use of cyber-infrastructure technologies to enhance educational opportunities and achievement.

Tarek Chams

Tarek is the Research Support Consultant at the Office of Information Technology for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), where he serves as a liaison between various service providers and researchers at CALS. His role is to provide custom IT solutions to research projects. Tarek has a B.S in Electrical Engineering and a B.A in Music. Areas of focus: IT infrastructure, storage, computation and systems.

Dianne Dietrich

Dianne is the Digital Projects Librarian within the Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services program at Cornell University Library. As a member of the Digital Curation Services unit, she coordinates digital collection projects and helps further digital preservation objectives for the library. She has her library degree from the University of Michigan and a BA in Mathematics from Wesleyan University. Areas of focus: digital preservation, digital forensics

Amy Dygert

Amy Vanderlyke Dygert is Director of Copyright Services at Cornell University. She handles contracts and license agreements for digital resources, repositories, and various user services. She also works with faculty, staff, and students on issues including fair use, open access, author rights, publishing contracts, licensing, privacy, donor relations, and other areas of intellectual property. She has a B.A. in journalism from SUNY Oswego, M.A. in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism, M.S. in new media, M.S. in instructional design, development, and evaluation, and a J.D., all from Syracuse University.

Keith Jenkins

Keith is the GIS/Geospatial Applications Librarian at Albert R. Mann Library, where he helps students, staff, and faculty to find geospatial data and to use GIS (geographic information systems) software for mapping or analysis. He also manages CUGIR, the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository. Keith has a B.A. in Mathematics, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science. Areas of focus: geospatial data and metadata.

Erica M. Johns

Erica is the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian at Albert R. Mann Library. She serves as the liaison to the Cornell departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources, and Fiber Science and Apparel Design. Erica is a consultant for the Research Data Management Services Group (RDMSG) at Cornell. Her interests include data curation, data citation, data discovery, metadata, the semantic web, information architecture, scientific computing, reproducible research, information and data literacy within the environmental sciences and textile arts, and slow fashion. Erica has a B.S.in Agriculture from the University of Georgia and a M.S. in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee. Erica has spent time working for NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the National Climatic Data Center. 

Amelia Kallaher

Amelia is the Applied Social Sciences Librarian at Albert R. Mann Library, and serves as the liaison to the Cornell departments of Development Sociology and Policy Analysis & Management. Her interests include data discovery, reproducible research, and information and data literacy within the social science fields. Amelia has a B.A. in History and a M.L.I.S in Library & Information Sciences both from the University of South Florida. Areas of focus: qualitative data, systematic reviews & meta-analysis, and data visualization.

Wendy Kozlowski

Wendy Kozlowski is the Data Curation Specialist at the John M. Olin Library. She is also the Research Data Management Services Group coordinator, and serves as the liaison between the RDMSG participants, the RDMSG management council and the RDMSG faculty advisory board. At Olin, Wendy’s work with Library Technical Services focuses on metadata issues related to the data curation lifecycle, outreach and consultation on information management and other needs related to research data.  She has a B.A. in biology from Boston University and a M.S. in ecology from San Diego State University, and spent 19 years in biology and oceanography research, working on multi-disciplinary data sets and with teams from numerous institutions both in and outside the United States. Areas of focus: data and metadata management, organization, preservation and access.

Michelle Paolillo

Michelle Paolillo is a project manager and business analyst in the Cornell University Library (CUL), serving in the department of Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services (DSPS). She manages CUL’s digitization effort with Google (Cornell’s contribution to Google Books), serves as Cornell’s liaison to HathiTrust, and as the Service Manager for the Cornell University Library Archival Repository (CULAR). She is familiar with the creation of digital objects at scale, and general strategies for preservation of digital assets. She is familiar with CUL’s various digital repositories. Michelle’s service in CUL goes back more than 25 years, and includes positions within Public Services. More recently she has spent over 12 years in Information Technology oriented positions, including systems administration and technical consulting. The range of her experiences gives her a broad perspective in support of scholarly inquiry. Areas of focus: data repositories at CUL and preservation strategies for digital assets

Zoë Saldaña

Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña is the Social Science and Geospatial Data Librarian on the Research & Learning Services team at Olin Library. She specializes in helping researchers find and interpret data across the social sciences, including those who are new to digital methods. Her techniques of choice include text mining, information retrieval (e.g. web scraping and interfacing with APIs), web mapping, machine learning, and generally using Python and other languages to solve research problems. Zoë has a B.A. in Anthropology from Macalester College and a M.S. in Information specializing in Information Analysis & Retrieval from the University of Michigan. Areas of focus: text analysis, information retrieval, visualization, Python.

Henrik Spoon

Henrik Spoon is the Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics librarian, and a senior research associate in the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science (CCAPS). Henrik has 25 years of experience with extracting, analyzing and publishing spectroscopic data obtained by ground- and space-based observatories, mostly at near- and mid-infrared wavelengths. Henrik obtained his MSc in Astronomy from Utrecht University and his PhD in Astronomy from Groningen University, both in The Netherlands. Areas of focus: astronomical data, metadata, website preservation, collection development.

James Vanee

James is the IT Director for the Institute of Biotechnology where he works with our Biotechnology Resource Center core facility directors to manage and share the data they produce for our research community. He works closely with the BRC bioinformatics Facility, CAC and other service providers to meet the challenges related to the BRC's ever growing capacity to generate imaging, genomics and proteomics data. Working within the institute for 20+ years, first as a laboratory technician and later moving into Informatics and Information Technology, he has a deep understanding of the challenges facing our life science researchers whether they are working on individual projects or team science.  Areas of Focus: Life Sciences, High volume/High velocity data and sharing/collaboration

Drew Wright

Drew is the Research Librarian and Research Services Coordinator at Weill Cornell Medical Library, where he serves as a liaison between the library and the research community and provides support to students and faculty regarding publishing, grant-writing, experimental design, and data management. Drew has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Library and Information Science. Areas of focus: scientific data curation, scholarly communication, emerging technologies, and metadata

Sarah Wright

Sarah is Life Sciences Librarian for Research at Albert R. Mann Library. Her interests include data curation and scholarly communication and information trends in the molecular and life sciences disciplines. At Mann Library, she provides reference services, serves as liaison for the life sciences community, and participates in research support service initiatives including data curation. Sarah has a B.S. in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, and M.S. degrees in Botany and in Information Science. Areas of focus: life sciences research data, data management and organization, the data lifecycle.