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Research Resources

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Research Computing

The Research Computing Evironment (RCE) offers you a centralized place in which to store your data and run your analysis on your own or in collaboration with other researchers.

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Data Science Services

Our team of PhD data science specialists provides research support to the Harvard community, offering both consultation and collaboration services for researchers.

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Training & Workshops

We offer specialized instruction to develop your software skills and broadening your knowledge on social science-related topics.

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IQSS Computer Labs

The Labs offer access to workstations with a full array of statistical, GIS, and other commonly-used desktop applications. 

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Client Support Services

We're here to help you with your software, hardware and all your technological needs including (but not limited to) computer, smartphone, tablet and printer issues . 

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Sponsored Research Services

Sponsored Research Services

We're dedicated to supporting social scientists' research by providing exceptional services throughout the lifecycle of a sponsored project. 

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Our Impact

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Photo credit: Ken Banks, kiwanja.net

Helping Treat Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa

Professor Caroline Buckee worked with the IQSS Data Science Services team to analyze cell phone data from 15 million individuals over the course of a year to track the spread of malaria. The data analysis detailed the movement of individuals through sub-Saharan Africa and beyond to track the spread of malaria and recognize the origin of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, which informs the individuals and organizations in Africa who can provide tools to prevent further spread of the disease. 

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Funding Opportunities

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For Faculty

Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

The IQSS Undergraduate Research Scholars program is an opportunity for Harvard College students to gain first-hand research experience working with faculty members all across the University.

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For Graduate Students

Travel Grants

Travel grants are available to IQSS graduate student affiliates and are meant to support travel to facilitate presentation at a professional conference relevant to their research.

Note: Currently on hold.

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For Graduate Students

Research Grants

Harvard Graduate student affiliates may apply for funding to support ongoing or future research activities. 

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Upcoming Events

2021 Dec 08

Dataverse Open Office Hours

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jun 01 2022 except Wed Nov 24 2021, Wed Dec 29 2021.
11:00am to 1:00pm

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Latest News

Gary King

The Community that Makes the Center: the Whiteboards of IQSS' Corridors

November 24, 2021
by Gary King

IQSS director Gary King reflects on the origins of the writing surfaces that cover the hallways of the Institute, as featured in a recent article by the Harvard Gazette.

When I started IQSS, I interviewed many current and former Harvard deans and presidents (and others) to figure out what made the best centers. Places like the legendary Cavendish in London, Bell Labs, ISR, and others. Everyone I spoke to had a different story but wound up in the same place... Read more about The Community that Makes the Center: the Whiteboards of IQSS' Corridors

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Human Flourishing Program Launches the Global Flourishing Study with Baylor University Researchers

November 1, 2021

What does it mean to live well? To be truly healthy? To thrive? Researchers and clinicians have typically answered these questions by focusing on the presence or absence of various pathologies: disease, family dysfunction, mental illness, or criminal behavior. But such a “deficits” approach tells only so much about what makes for a life well-lived—about what it means to flourish... Read more about Human Flourishing Program Launches the Global Flourishing Study with Baylor University Researchers

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Become an Affiliate

IQSS welcomes requests from scholars to become affiliated with our institution. Affiliation allows graduate students and faculty to apply for funding or access IQSS-based services, such as Sponsored Research Services.

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