To access and see your data directory from the side data console, you need to first set a symlink to your research directory. To do this, open a terminal notebook in Jupyter lab. The command to set the symlink is:
ln -s /nfs/PROJECTNAME-data PROJECTNAME-data
Once this is set, you will be able to navigate to your research data directory from the data console in Jupyter lab, as well as, in R Studio.