Programs & Products
IQSS houses and develops many faculty-led scientific programs, as well as software and systems tools designed to facilitate research and the use of large datasets.
The Program on Experience Based Learning in the Social Sciences provides a modern support infrastructure to Harvard programs and faculty that create active learning opportunities for Harvard students. Visit the PEBLSS site.
The Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) is spurring the development of a science of innovation through a systematic program of solving real-world technical challenges while simultaneously conducting rigorous scientific research and analysis. Visit the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard website.
The Henry A. Murray Research Archive is a permanent repository for quantitative and qualitative social science data. The collection comprises over 100 TB of numerical datasets, video and audio recordings, interview notes, and other media. Visit the Murray Archive website.
Dataverse is a software platform that enables the hosting of research data repositories. It provides a preservation and archival infrastructure, and allows researchers to share, keep control of, and get recognition for their data through an easy to access web browser interface.
In recent years, a massive growing number of digital unstructured text is becoming available for research from blogs, news articles, publications, social media, etc. In order to conceptualize this vast amount of information, it helps to classify it into clusters of related topics. Consilience aids in the discovery of clusters that work for you, in an interactive, computer-assisted fashion.
The Systems Development team innovates the next generation of systems for computational social science. They work closely with third-party cloud vendors to host technology services that have become commoditized, and they develop innovative architectures that leverage the elastic and scalable infrastructure of cloud resources, enabling the further development and integration of new technologies to make computing easier and more powerful for social science researchers.
Contact: Len Wisniewski