The Computer Lab is Open!

September 20, 2021

We are excited to announce that the IQSS Computer Labs have re-opened for in-person workstation use.  

- Our hours are Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. The lab itself will be physically locked after 5 PM and on Weekends.
- Remote Access will remain available.
- Item checkout is unavailable.
- Currently only our Concourse Lab is open.
- No food OR drinks allowed.
- Appropriately worn Masks are required at all times.
- Access will be for IQSS Lab workstation usage only.

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Holiday Schedules

December 9, 2019
Due to Winter Break, our HelpDesk hours will be subject to daily change until January 6th. If you want to check if our HelpDesk is currently open, please call us at 617.496.9365. Account signups will be closed from December 20th through January 6th.

Help Desk Summer Hours

July 23, 2019
Notice: Due to staffing changes our Help Desk hours are currently limited. Until the end of the Summer our base hours will be 9am-5pm Monday - Friday. 

2018 Macbook Air Available for Checkout

June 30, 2019

We now have brand new 2018 Macbook Airs available for checkout. These comptuers have replaced out aging 2013 models and are available to Faculty, Staff or Harvard student (with valid Harvard ID).

Like all our check out items, we only make them available for single day checkout and they must be returned by our close of business.

If there are other items you believe we should have available for checkout, please let us know.

- IQSS Lab Helpdesk

Standing Desks

June 13, 2019

We have now added additional standing desks to our main labs.  Both our K301 and Concourse labs now have three standing desks available, including one in each lab dedicated to our study tables/laptop stations. 

If there are things you would like to see added to our labs, please let us know.

Winter Break Updates

December 12, 2018


Due to Winter Break, our helpdesk hours will be changing. Please check the helpdesk Window for daily closing times.

Item Checkout Availability: 

Starting Wednesday, December 19th item checkouts will be closed. We will reopen checkouts on January 2nd. 

Account Signups:

Account creation will be unavailable from December 21st at 5PM  through January 2nd at 9AM.

We wish all of you a Happy 2019.

- IQSS Computer Lab Staff

New Training Room Computers

October 19, 2018

We have just released all new Optiplex 7460 AiO's for our K018 training classroom. These Windows 10 based machines have basically the same list of applications available as our lab machines (excluding Autodesk and Rhino), and are much faster than our older 2013 iMacs. For specs on these machines please see ourworkstation page.

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New Lab Computers

October 11, 2018

We have now deployed new Dell OptiPlex 7050s running Windows 10 to all of our labs, replacing the aging fleet of OptiPlex 9020s. These machines are using Nvidia based video cards, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, making these machines solid.

For a list of software available on these computers, please see our software page. If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by the helpdesk anytime during normal business hours.

New Scanner

March 27, 2018

As part of our ongoing equipment refresh, we have replaced our aging scanner with the Fujitsu  fi 7700 scanner.

For more information on this scanner, please check out the informational pamphlet directly from Fujitsu.

Stat/Transfer 14 Now Live

December 8, 2017

We have rolled out version 14 of Stat/Transfer to all lab workstations. New in version 14:


Stat/Transfer Version 14 has added support for the following formats:

  • Stata 15//MP
  • BayesiaLab (Write Only)
  • JSON-Stat (Read Only)

Extended Attribute Support

Variable- and File-level metadata are now supported for reading and writing from the following formats:

  • R (Attr)
  • SAS (extended attributes)
  • Stata (characteristics) 
  • ...
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