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Research Resources

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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This Is Brain Surgery

IQSS worked with a research fellow in brain surgery to analyze data on a new procedure. The goal of the project was to understand if a new surgical procedure might extend the survival of brain shunts used to drain fluids from and relieve pressure on the brain. 

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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.

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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

2020 Feb 26

Dataverse Open Office Hours

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Sep 02 2020 except Wed Dec 30 2015, Wed Dec 28 2016, Wed Dec 27 2017, Wed Dec 26 2018, Wed Dec 25 2019, Wed Jan 01 2020.
11:00am to 1:00pm

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Latest News

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Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Microsoft announce a major collaboration to develop an open data differential privacy platform

September 26, 2019

Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and director of Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) will be leading our collaboration with Microsoft to build a platform to ensure data is kept private, while enabling researchers from academia, government, nonprofits, and the private sector to gain new and novel insights that can rapidly advance human knowledge. This project is intended to provide both mathematical guarantees of...

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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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