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What are the ways to leverage digital methods to visualise data and answer new questions? How can you employ digital storytelling to better communicate and expand the reach and impact of your research?


Discover what we have to push the boundaries of technological advancement in your research, teaching and learning.

A dedicated space at the NUS Central Library with high-performance facilities suited for data processing & visualisation, the DS Lab provides the necessary resources for you to work on your digital projects. It is organised into two zones, each catering to different needs.




A high performance workstation can make a world of difference to your work. The DS Lab offers 3 high-end workstations and you are welcome to work them. Submit an application here if you have a digital project that requires the use of these workstations.



  • Intel Xeon 14 (E5-2680)
  • 64GB 2133MHz DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro P5000, 16GB GPU
  • PCIe SSD 1TB
  • 20+ inch UHD 4K dual monitor display

Apple users looking for a PC that gives you the most oomph can help yourself to the powerful, all-in-one Apple iMac Pro, also available at the DS Lab. Submit an application here to use the iMac Pro.



  • 2.5GHz 14-core Intel Xeon W Processor
  • 64GB DDR4
  • Radeon Pro Vega 56 (8GB)
  • 1TB SSD

Not only do we have hardware sufficient for computationally-intensive work, we also offer an extensive list of pre-installed software for analysis, maps, and data visualisation:


ArcGIS for Desktop / MATLAB / NVivo / Octave / Python + Jupyter / QGIS / R + RStudio / SPSS / STATA / Tableau


Large multi-touch screen TVs allow you to captivate your audience instantly. Eye-catching and interactive, it can be used for presentation or in a class to promote engagement. The DS Lab is equipped with a selection of these vertically or horizontally mounted devices.


  • 86-inch 4K multitouch TV
  • 65-inch 4K TV with multitouch overlay 
  • 55-inch touch panels


Promoting the reach and impact of your research is important. We work closely with researchers on a wide range of projects to showcase NUS’ research outputs to the wider community. Drop us an email at libds@nus.edu.sg if you would like to collaborate with us.


Visit the project directory to learn more about our past projects.