IQSS partners with faculty and researchers to incubate data-intensive social science research initiatives. This process involves working as a team to move the idea through the incubation life cycle, which includes discovery, development, launch, growth, and assessment. IQSS offers dedicated hosting and support of scientific programs with administrative services, office space, sponsored research administration, data science services, and research computing infrastructure.
Since its inception, IQSS has helped over 30 research programs thrive and significantly advance research across many disciplines. Several initiatives have grown into independent organizations within other parts of the University or have become non-profit or for-profit entities outside of Harvard.