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Welcome to the Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Sciences

Our Mission

Data Driven Discovery for the Social Sciences

Massive data sets and powerful new computing tools are opening up untrodden frontiers in the social sciences. The Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) assures the vitality and competitive advantage of social science research at Stanford, so that faculty and students are equipped to make discoveries that can be used to address critical societal challenges by
 
• facilitating first-rate interdisciplinary research
• training the next generation of scholars in innovative research methods
• incubating research projects which inform society’s most pressing issues

Our Research Centers