Data Analysis  |  Data Visualization Tools

Data Analysis Support & Services

Listed below are some resources for conducting data analyses. Please let us know if any UI resources are missing.

Institutional Services

Academic and Research Center Services

College of Public Health

  • Biostatistics Consulting Center: established to provide biostatistical consulting to the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM), and continues to offer expert statistical consulting for the CCOM researchers, as well as other health science researchers at the University of Iowa Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Center for Public Health Statistics: statistical analysis services, from simple data preparation support to full time project statisticians. We can help you find and perform the appropriate statistical procedures for your data.

Iowa Social Science Research Center

  • Statistical and Software Consultations: assist faculty and graduate students with basic questions about data collection and entry, a variety of basic and advanced statistical techniques, and several software packages, for research or teaching needs. Introductory workshops on Stata, R, ArcGIS, and Python

Data Visualization Tools

What is Data Visualization?

Data visualization combines numerical and other data with graphics for further representation. Through visualization, you can more effectively communicate, compare, and elaborate upon your data. Data visualization can take many forms such as tables, charts, and graphs. 


ArcGIS is a geographic information system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present geographic data. Learn more about ArcGIS here.

Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio is a dashboard and reporting tools that is free to Google account users and Google Cloud Platform customers. Users can choose from a broad array of charts, graphs, pivot tales, and visualizations, including time series, bar charts, pie charts, tables, heat maps, geo maps, and more. Each visualization has built-in comparison functions, making it easy to see changes in the data period over time.  


Mathematica is a modern technical computing system spanning most areas of technical computing – including neural networks, machine learning, image processing, geometry, data science, visualizations, and others. Learn more about Mathematica here.    

Tableau Public

Tableau Public is a free platform to publicly share and explore data visualizations online. Use Tableau to create visuals and explore other visualizations.