Scientific Programs

Center for Geographic Analysis Data Privacy Lab Crowd Innovation Lab/NASA Tournament Lab
The Center for Geographic Analysis administers Harvard-wide GIS infrastructure, collects and disseminates spatial datasets, and provides training and consultation in the use of geospatial technologies. Visit the CGA website. The Data Privacy Lab creates technologies and related policies that balance privacy protection and society's need to collect and share sensitive information for many worthy purposes. Visit the Data Privacy website. The Crowd Innovation Lab
researches and conducts coding competitions to create the most innovative, efficient, and optimized solutions for real-world challenges faced by NASA and other research organizations.  Visit the Crowd Innovation Lab/NTL website..
     
Undergraduate Research Scholars RWJ Scholars in Health Policy Research Program on Survey Research
The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program offers undergraduates the unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience working on a faculty-led research project. Visit the URS website. The RWJ Scholars in Health Policy Research Program fosters interdisciplinary approaches to U.S. health policy problems through fellowships for political science, sociology, and economics post docs . Visit the RWJ Scholars website. The Program on Survey Research encourages and facilitates research and instruction in the theory and practice of survey research, with a mission of enhancing the quality of teaching and research at Harvard. Visit the PSR website.
     
Program on Quantitative Methods PEBLSS Harvard Digital Lab for the Social Sciences
The Program on Quantitative Methods comprises a range of projects developing innovative social science methods and software, including Applied Statistics WorkshopSocial Science Statistics BlogThe Dataverse Project, and Zelig. The Program on Experience Based Learning in the Social Sciences provides a modern support infrastructure to Harvard programs and faculty that create active learning opportunities for Harvard students. Visit the PEBLSS site. DLABSS is an online experiments and survey community for social science research.  It is an innovative tool for connecting subject pool participants with researchers conducting surveys and  experiments. Visit the DLABSS website.
     
Politics Through Time A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts Henry A. Murray Research Archive
The Politics Through Time Program builds a research hub for those interested in studying the historical development of elections and democracy by using recent advances in information technology and data-science. Visit the PTT website. Professor Dale Jorgenson’s A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts implements a new conceptual framework for the U.S. national accounts by integrating the national income and product accounts, productivity statistics, and financial accounts.  Learn more here. The Henry A. Murray Research Archive is a permanent repository for quantitative and qualitative social science data. The collection comprises over 100 TB of numerical datasets, video and audio recordings, interview notes, and other media. Visit the Murray Archive website.
     
The Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing    
The Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing aims to integrate knowledge from the empirical social sciences and the humanities on topics such as religion, virtue, work, purpose, forgiveness, marriage and family. Visit the PIK website. Visit the website.