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.
MIDS is home for creative problem-solvers who want to use data strategically to advance society. We are cultivating a new type of quantitative thought leader who uses disruptive computational strategies to generate innovation and new insights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new open resource for social science students breaks down highly technical social science concepts for different audience levels.
From diet and exercise recommendations to the common cold, our health is often shaped by who we know and see on a regular basis.
Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and partners at UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, Indiana University and the city of Durham, NC, will work together on a project to build data infrastructure.
Studying the achievement gaps in public schools with Bass Connections and how tracking students into different classes impacts their long-term ability to perform in the classroom.
Durham residents and area researchers have done so much for social science. To give back, SSRI recently hosted a day of data skill building for community members and nonprofit staff.