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

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.

Office Hours in August 2014

Office Hours in August 2014

July 24, 2014

During the month of August 2014, the regular Friday RTC office hours are taking place in Room K306, CGIS Knafel Building. If you have questions or concerns, please get in touch.