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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, 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. 

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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

Seth Soderborg

Does partisanship affect whether you prepare for the pandemic? In Indonesia, it depends on where you live

February 16, 2021

by Seth Soderborg

Those of us who have spent the COVID-19 pandemic living in the US have learned a lot more than we expected to about just how much one’s partisan politics can affect decisions as mundane as whether to take precautions to protect one’s health in the midst of a global pandemic. The reasons for this are fairly straightforward: the US government spent the first year of the pandemic doing its best to take no action, and partisan media echoed that line—specifically targeting mask-wearing and being in crowds as activities that were not so risky. It...

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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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