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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 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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Upcoming Events

2020 Dec 09

Dataverse Open Office Hours

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 23 2020 except Wed Nov 11 2020.
11:00am to 1:00pm

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Latest News

Center for Geographic Analysis collaboration creates a Congressional District COVID-19 Dashboard

October 28, 2020

by Wendy Guan

Researchers at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the Center for Geographic Analysis at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science present a public dashboard for congressional representatives as well as their constituents on key COVID-19 metrics for the congressional districts of the United States, as identified by the 116th United States Congress... Read more about Center for Geographic Analysis collaboration creates a Congressional District COVID-19 Dashboard

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Crunching the Data on American Elections: The Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES)

September 25, 2020

by IQSS staff and Amanda Pearson


Since 2006, Stephen Ansolabehere, the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government at Harvard University, has been compiling data about who votes in America, and why. He’s the principal investigator for the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), which is a nationally representative annual sample survey of more than 50,000 American adults stratified by state and administered by the data and analytics group YouGov... Read more about Crunching the Data on American Elections: The Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES)

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Fall Workshops from Data Science Services Now Open for Registration

August 24, 2020

by Steve Worthington

IQSS is teaming up with HBS to host 12 free Data Science workshops this fall. Instructors from both IQSS Data Science Services (IQSS-DSS) and the Harvard Business School Research Computing Services (HBS-RCS) will lead virtual workshops on Zoom that focus on data analysis software (R, Python, and Stata), as well as other key tools... Read more about Fall Workshops from Data Science Services Now Open for Registration

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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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