Scientific Programs

Center for Geographic Analysis   Data Privacy Lab   Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard
The Center for Geographic Analysis administers Harvard-wide GIS infrastructure, collects and disseminates spatial datasets, and provides training and consultation in the use of geospatial technologies. Visit the CGA website.   The Data Privacy Lab creates technologies and Data Privacy Labrelated policies that balance privacy protection and society's need to collect and share sensitive information for many worthy purposes. Visit the Data Privacy website.   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.
         
Undergraduate Research Scholars   Program on Survey Research    IQSS Labs
The Undergraduate Research Scholars URSProgram offers undergraduates the unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience working on a faculty-led research project. Visit the URS website.   The Program on Survey Research encourages and facilitates research and instruction in the theory and practice of survey research, with a mission of enhancing the quality of teaching and research at Harvard. Visit the PSR website.   The Program on Quantitative Methods comprises a range of projects developing innovative social science methods and software, including Applied Statistics WorkshopSocial Science Statistics BlogThe Dataverse Project, and Zelig.
         
PEBLSS   Harvard Digital Lab for the Social Sciences   Politics Through Time
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.   DLABSS is an online experiments and survey community for social science research.  It is an innovative tool for connecting subject pool participants with researchers conducting surveys and  experiments. Visit the DLABSS website.   The Politics Through Time Program builds a research hub for those interested in studying the historical development of elections and democracy by using recent advances in information technology and data-science. Visit the PTT website.
         
A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts   Henry A. Murray Research Archive   The Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing
Professor Dale Jorgenson’s A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts implements a new conceptual framework for the U.S. national accounts by integrating the national income and product accounts, productivity statistics, and financial accounts.  Learn more here.   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.   The Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing aims to integrate knowledge from the empirical social sciences and the humanities on topics such as religion, virtue, work, purpose, forgiveness, marriage and family. Visit the PIK website. Visit the website.
         
The Lab for Entrepreneurship and Development         
lead logoThe Lab for Entrepreneurship and Development (LEAD) studies entrepreneurship through the elements that facilitate it, analyzing centers of innovation, institutional help and hindrance, and the flow and function of venture capital to better recognize, understand, and create opportunity