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What's Happening

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OpenDP Seeks Interviewees for Software Study

OpenDP is looking for data analysts and data managers to participate in testing the DP Creator application via an online interview. The software uses “differential privacy,” a concept not yet widely-known beyond data privacy experts.

Read more about the OpenDP software study

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Join Dataverse for the GREI Collaborative Webinar Series

Join us for a series of presentations and panel discussions by generalist repositories, including the IQSS Dataverse team, to learn about available repository resources and best practices for sharing research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

This webinar series is presented by the members of the NIH Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI): Dataverse, Dryad, Figshare, Mendeley Data, Open Science Framework, and Vivli.

 

Read more about the GREI webinar

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Dataverse Software 5.11.1 Release

The newest Dataverse release is a bux fix. Click "Learn More" to see what's new and for instructions on how to install the current version.

Read more about Dataverse 5.11.1

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. 

Read more about IQSS' impact

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

2022 Sep 28

Dataverse Open Office Hours

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Thu Aug 31 2023 except Wed Nov 24 2021, Wed Dec 29 2021, Wed Nov 23 2022, Wed Dec 28 2022.
11:00am to 1:00pm

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Latest News

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Announcing OpenDP Library 0.5

September 23, 2022

by the OpenDP Team
 

The OpenDP team is delighted to announce the release of OpenDP Library 0.5!

The OpenDP Library is a modular collection of algorithms for analyzing sensitive datasets, with a flexible and extensible approach to tracking privacy, and a vetted implementation. It can be used to build a wide range of data processing pipelines and privacy-preserving applications... Read more about Announcing OpenDP Library 0.5

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Join Dataverse for the GREI Collaborative Webinar Series

August 29, 2022

Join us for a series of presentations and panel discussions by generalist repositories to learn about available repository resources and best practices for sharing research funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

This webinar series is presented by the members of the NIH Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI): Dataverse, Dryad, Figshare, Mendeley Data, Open Science Framework, and Vivli... Read more about Join Dataverse for the GREI Collaborative Webinar Series

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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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