Research Commons

The Research Commons is a campus community where graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers can connect with experts for support at any stage in the research lifecycle.


We offer services and a venue for exploring collaborative, interdisciplinary, and emerging research methods, with a special focus on Data Management and Visualization, Digital Humanities, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Research Impact.

Through the Research Commons, you can:

  • Participate in a Workshop to build skills in areas spanning all phases of the research lifecycle – planning, conducting, publishing, and increasing impact.

  • Schedule a Consultation with one of our many research support experts for one-on-one assistance with your research needs.

  • Attend a Showcase Event to learn more about the great research happening at Ohio State and to network with colleagues and peers from across the university.

  • Reserve a Room for small-group and large-group collaborative projects, videoconferencing, data visualization, and more.

  • Access Specialized Technology including an advanced suite of software, wireless projectors, visualization wall, digital whiteboards, and interactive table.

  • Explore our Research Guides 

  • Find Your Spot – a flexible, comfortable place on campus where you can focus on your research.


Questions, comments, or suggestions? Contact us by email at researchcommons@osu.edu or by phone at 614-292-8412.