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Save the Date: 2023 Dataverse Community Meeting

The Dataverse Team at IQSS is excited to announce that the 9th Annual Dataverse Community Meeting will take place on June 5–7, 2023. We are pleased to return to an in-person event, to be hosted at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal.

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Claudine Gay

Harvard names Claudine Gay 30th president

From the Harvard Gazette

Congratulations to Claudine Gay–Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Wilbur A Cowett Professor of Government, Professor of African and African American Studies, and affiliate of IQSS–who will become the next President of Harvard University.

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Chris Winship

Behind the data, a teacher who left his students transformed

From the Harvard Gazette

As IQSS affiliate Chris Winship, gives the last lecture of his course on quantitative research methods, his students and colleagues—including IQSS director Gary King—reflect on the impact his work has had on his students and on the field of social science.

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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,

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.

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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

2023 Feb 01

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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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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