We aim to move the social sciences from thinking about the greatest problems affecting human societies to understanding and solving them. After thousands of years of trial and error, social scientists in this generation have finally figured out how to amass enough information about the people, groups, and societies we study and to invent the methods, theories, and technologies necessary to make these data actionable. IQSS builds cutting edge social science infrastructure, fosters a flourishing community of social scientists, and does whatever it can to help students, faculty, and staff leverage each other's advances and take us all to the next level.

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