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. Our focus areas include Research Data, Funder Data ManagementData 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.

Need assistance with your research or booking a space? Contact us by chat, email, or by phone at 614-292-8412.