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Social Science Data: Harvard-MIT Data Center

This is the Social Science Data Services site which provides/pulls together guidance on finding statistics and data in the social sciences.


Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others' work more easily. Researchers, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility.

Data purchased by the MIT Libraries is stored in the MIT Libraries Dataverse. To access all our data do the following (MIT only):

  • Click the login button and choose Massachusetts Institute of Technology as your institution
  • You will login using your MIT certificates or touchstone login.
  • You may need to click on the link for the MIT Libraries Dataverse again (but now you will be logged in).

Want to contribute your own data?

Researchers can get started here. See the user guide for more information.

Harvard-MIT Data Center (HMDC) Computing Services

1. The HMDC Research Computing Environment (RCE) offers you:

  • a centralized place in which to store your data and run your analysis
  • remote access to specialized data analysis software
  • temporary disk storage space for limited-time research projects
  • collaboration with other researchers is possible

To apply for an RCE account, contact

2. MIT affiliates may also get accounts to use the HMDC computer labs for the use of specialized data analysis software not necessarily available at MIT. Email for an account.

Research Technology Consulting

Have questions about statistical software, statistics, or social science research methods?  Harvard's Data Science Service can help with issues such as:

  • Data analysis and programming
  • Organization, secure storage, and sharing of data
  • Research project planning
  • Training in the use of both established software packages and emerging tools

Members of the MIT community can meet with a consultant at Harvard.

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