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.

  • Enthography


    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.

  • Office of Research Support Announces New Grants

    The Duke University Office of Research Support has announced the latest grant awards for the University’s interdisciplinary institutes and centers, with SSRI faculty receiving a number of new awards from groups like the National Institutes of Health and William R. Kenan Charitable Trust.

  • Building a Women’s Health Research Community

    A program by the National Institute of Health and Office of Research on Women's Health is building a community of scholars working in women's health research as well as sex and gender research. EHDi takes a closer look at the success of the program at Duke and North Carolina Central University.

  • What Federal Personnel Data Says About Government, Employees

    Guests and speakers from across the nation attended a two-day event on the Office of Personnel Management's federal employee data, discussing insights related to the gender wage gap, employee turnover and policy implications as well as other topics inspired by the data.

  • A tendency toward similar mates does not seem to be changing the American gene pool, scientists find

    Scientists have found that while individuals exhibit increasing preferences for those with similar traits in deciding whom to marry, there are not similar changes in how genetics are associated within spousal pairs.

  • Tim Büthe Helps Open Dialogue Around Research Transparency

    Tim Büthe has helped launch the American Political Science Association's new platform for discussing shape the costs, risks, standard and best practices for achieving research transparency.


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