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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.

Note: Currently on hold due to COVID-19.

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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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Latest News

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Update on the Collaboration between Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Microsoft to Develop Open Source Differential Privacy Software

June 24, 2020

In September 2019, Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science announced a large-scale collaboration with Microsoft to develop open source tools for differential privacy. The promise of differential privacy is that researchers can discover patterns in data... Read more about Update on the Collaboration between Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Microsoft to Develop Open Source Differential Privacy Software

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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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