A free consulting service for researchers in the social sciences

What We Do

Our PhD consulting team serves the Harvard/MIT social science community, performing free in-person consulting on research issues as a part of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

Specifically, we aim to provide:

  • Data analysis support and programming services
  • Research project planning and guidance selecting appropriate technology for research projects
  • Facilitating appropriate organization, storage and sharing of data
  • Training on the use of both established software packages and emerging tools


Anyone who works on research can use our services, including faculty, staff, fellows and graduate students.

Curious if we can help you?  Look at some previous projects to see how we've helped other researchers.

How to Contact Us

Any Harvard/MIT affiliates can consult with us by appointment, for free!

To schedule a consultation or request help, please send us an e-mail describing the following:

  • Your Harvard/MIT affiliation
  • Your position
  • A detailed description of your problem
  • Any references that will be helpful for us to understand your issues
  • If you're an Undergraduate, please ask your faculty research advisor to get in touch with us as well
Send your request to:

Recent Announcements

Weekly Office Hours Now in CGIS K332

August 28, 2015

If you have questions about your publication research, how to do your analysis, or how come your code isn't working properly, you can stop by and talk to our Research Consultants for free, every Friday from 1pm-4pm in CGIS K332!

No Office Hours on August 1, 2014

No Office Hours on August 1, 2014

July 24, 2014

Be advised that the RTC office hours on Friday, August 1, 2014 have been cancelled. Regular office hours will resume on Friday, August 8, 2014. Also, please note that the office hours during the month of August 2014 will be held in K306, CGIS Knafel Building.

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