SSRI helps you grow

    Think of us as the soil that helps your project grow. We have a full range of services for your project to reach full bloom: grants, project management, data, workshops, consulting, web services and more.

  • EHDi

    Education and Human Development Incubator

    EHDi fosters research collaboration, supports real-world engagement, and builds innovation in education and learning. The goal is to improve the lives of children and youth, and the institutions within which they develop and learn.

  • EHD Bass Connections

    Education and Human Development Bass Connections Theme

    The EHD Bass Connections Theme sees "education" not just as formal K-12 schooling, but also as learning via families and social channels. The theme sees "human development" as encompassing valued life outcomes across ages including health, social and familial connections, happiness, income, and employment.

  • Food Research

    Food Research

    The Food Working Group creates a central hub for food research on campus to discuss research in areas such as food policy, clinical approaches to obesity, civic ecology, and food safety.

  • Medical Data

    Medical Data

    We want to connect social scientists more closely to data and expertise in the medical field. Our aim is to contribute to the building of a larger interdisciplinary community that can combine expertise in medicine, social science and data analytics.

  • Incubating Projects

    Incubating Projects

    Our goal is to help grow and support the development of projects and programs (large and small), that strategically enhance research excellence. We will not just coordinate, but incubate, encouraging new research projects and collaboration.

  • Affiliates


    Our affiliates play a vital role in the success of our institute. Current research interests and projects include: how people behave in the marketplace; why a special preschool program can help struggling children get ready for kindergarten; how manufacturers adopt energy-efficiency improvements in their operations and supply chains; how to help young minority faculty find their place in academia.

  • Survey Design

    Survey Design

    The Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology provides high quality data-collection resources to scholars engaged in original survey research and brings together survey researchers in the academic, professional, and commercial sectors.

  • Network Analysis

    Network Analysis

    The Duke Network Analysis Center produces world-class network research that would be difficult to accomplish by investigators working alone. DNAC helps researchers share and develop ideas, facilitates newly funded research, and provides training and technical analysis support.

  • Experiments


    The Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Center (IBRC) is a great resource for conducting research with human subjects - from site licenses for experimental software, free lab spaces for running studies, to active student and community participant databases.

  • Sensitive Data

    Sensitive Data

    Within the social sciences, it is becoming increasingly common for researchers to work with data sets that contain sensitive/restricted data. We can ease your concerns about protecting the confidentiality of respondent information.

  • Ethnography


    SSRI Initiative on Ethnographic and Mixed Methods expands support for social science research using ethnographic and mixed methods, and integrating such methods into cross-disciplinary research.

  • Mobile Tech

    Mobile Tech

    Mobile devices are transforming the way that many of us live, learn and conduct research. The Mobile Technology Initiative is a collaborative effort between SSRI and partners around the university to work closely with faculty in the creation of new applications of mobile technologies.

  • Adam Dell Launches Clarity Money, Revolutionary New Personal Finance App

    New app uses data science and machine learning to intelligently manage your finances, negotiate bills, find better credit cards and deliver actionable insights. Investors include Soros and Bessemer.

  • Want to Predict How Someone Will Vote?

    Researchers say existing models for predicting voting behavior focus too much on policy positions, and not enough on voter identity. DIBS Director Scott Huettel weighs in on election season.

  • Blue Devil of the Week: Studying Presidential Campaigns and Elections

    Sunshine Hillygus first became interested in politics as a freshman at the University of Arkansas during the Clinton campaign. As the 2016 election reaches its final days, Duke Today named her Blue Devil of the Week.

  • Mark Mellman: Debating the debate

    Debates have probably never been the central determinant of an election's outcome, but then again no presidential election has been quite like this one either. Did the candidates' first debate performance have an effect on the polls?

  • Chemicals industry charts blueprint

    The Filipino government will be mapping out a more detailed plan for the chemicals industry by creating separate “road maps” for its subsectors. This plan for the industry is informed by a recent CGGC study of global value chains.


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