Center researchers and students have access to the resources of an internationally-acclaimed research university.


Social Science Research Services staff provide administrative support for grant preparation, submission and management.


A full range of computing services is provided through the Social Science Computing Cooperative (SSCC). The SSCC combines powerful computing and statistical software resources with a professional staff. Services include a help desk, statistical computing consulting, PC repair, a training program, and a large collection of on-line publications on a variety of computing topics. Instructional computing support is also provided for the faculty, staff, and students in the Social Science division of the College of Letters and Science including a classroom, drop-in lab, and mobile lab with a rich variety of statistical software.

Data and Information Services

Data services are provided through the Data and Information Services Center (DISC). DISC services include reference, data acquisition, cataloging and classification of datasets, aid in acquiring restricted data sets, preservation of data, making public use data available via value added data extraction systems, data current awareness services, and campus outreach services to promote the use of social science data to the larger campus community. DISC maintains one of the world's finest research collections of machine-readable data files in demography. The collection is strongest in U.S. census data and large household surveys; fertility, vital statistics, life history, and social mobility surveys. Researchers also have web access to U.S. and international population data, microdata files, longitudinal studies, vital statistics, health, and macro-economic data.

Resources for current CDE grads and affiliates

Grant writing information, CDE PowerPoint template, how to acknowledge CDE funding in published articles, etc.