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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.

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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Latest News

Intisar Rabb

Digitized Canon: Intisar Rabb's Work to Develop SHARIAsource and Other Resources on Islamic Law

September 1, 2021
by Jonathan Colburn

Professor of Law and History Intisar Rabb’s career as a legal scholar began with an enormous obstacle: in the midst of a joint program at Yale Law School for her JD and at Princeton for a PhD, she was interested in comparative issues in Islamic law, or sharī’a. That legal field (much like American law) is a collection of laws, practices, and culturally inflected norms defined by judges... Read more about Digitized Canon: Intisar Rabb's Work to Develop SHARIAsource and Other Resources on Islamic Law


Gary King: A Welcome Back Update

August 19, 2021

Dear: IQSS Staff and Affiliates
From: Gary King, Director IQSS
Subj: A welcome back update
Date: 8/19/2021

Hello everyone! It’s hard to imagine that we have been away from CGIS for almost two years, with a few notable exceptions (thanks to the Client Support Services team and several others). We’re excited to finally welcome our full community back to campus with an official return the week of August 23rd... Read more about Gary King: A Welcome Back Update

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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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