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Research Labs @ GMP

General Contact

Contact for general inquiries, and/or to see if the workstations are available for booking consultation.

Staffing and Contact Information


Amy Koshoffer

Science Informationist

Phone: 513-556-1310

Location: 240C Braunstein Hall


Expertise: Data Management, Data Information Literacy. Software and Resources – DMPTool, Open Science Framework (OSF), Scholar@UC (institutional repository), Excel, ORCID

I am the Assistant Director of Research and Data Services. I started to work at UC Libraries in May 2014. Currently, my main job is to help researchers with data management workflows, consult on data management plans, and coordinate the strategic direction of the Research Labs @ GMP and the UC Libraries Research and Data Services Team.  I also support Open Science and Research Reproducibility initiatives.  I develop workshops according to the UC research community's needs, particular on topics such as Writing a Data Management Plan, Data Management Top Ten Tips, Spreadsheet Best Practices, Researcher Impact, and Collaborative Research using the OSF. 


Dorcas Washington

Content Analyst

Phone: 513-556-6386

Location: AHC-Health Sciences Library; Langsam; 2911 Woodside Drive; Cincinnati, OH 45221-0333


Expertise: Data Visualization; Remote Sensing; GIS (ArcGIS & QGIS); R & RStudio; GitHub; Data Analysis & Modeling; Tableau

Dorcas Washington is a data enthusiast and a recent Applied Statistics graduate from Wright State University. Prior to this, she graduated from Transylvania University located in Lexington, KY in December of 2015 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Her main interests include the application of data science to higher education and public health. She enjoys solving complex problems with clever methods.

Leanna Patton

Visualization Laboratory Consultant

Location: 240 Braunstein Hall


Expertise: Organic Chemistry, Excel/Google sheets "coding," ORCID iDs, archiving and preserving chemistry spectra/data

Leanna is a PhD student in Chemistry, working in Anna Gudmundsdottir's lab.

Jennifer Latessa

GIS & Data Collab Consultant

Location: 240 Braunstein Hall


Expertise: Web mapping applications, spatial data analysis, map design, GIS software (ArcGIS and QGIS), R and Adobe products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro). 

Jennifer Latessa is a PhD student in Regional Development Planning from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning​.  She fulfilled her GIS certificate requirements in 2016.  Full of passion for GIS and helping others with their spatial research, currently, her main job is to help patrons gather data, do spatial analysis (e.g. network analysis, spatial join) and design maps (e.g. projections). Additionally, she develops workshops according to the UC community's needs in learning GIS techniques, such as Introduction to QGIS. 

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