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Welcome to SSDS

***SSDS software consulting is now available on Tuesdays (3-5pm). Sign up for an appointment.***

You can also submit your consulting questions/requests via our Contact Us page.

Remote R Open Lab (Wednesdays from 2-4pm). Please sign up if you plan to join this collaborative space to troubleshoot, to connect, and to get started with R. Zoom Link (Stanford Only).

Check out SSDS News, Data Resources and Software Resources for useful online information.

SSDS Walk-in/in-person consulting is suspended until further notice.


Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) is a group within the Stanford Libraries that provides services and support to Stanford faculty, staff and students in the acquisition, curation, and preservation of social science data and the selection and use of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative analysis software. SSDS staff members provide these services in a variety of ways that include consulting, workshops and help documentation. We are located in the Social Sciences Resource Center (SSRC) on the first floor of the Green Library Bing Wing.

For more information, select one of the sub-topics under About SSDS.

Hours & Location

"The Velma Denning Room (and Green Library) is closed and SSDS Walk-in/in-person consulting is suspended until further notice.

The Velma Denning Room hours:

  • 8a-5p: Monday-Friday: Fall-Summer Quarter & Intersession
  • Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Winter Closure, and University Holidays

Walk-in Consulting Hours: (Fall-Spring Quarters, Tuesday-Thursday begins the 2nd week of the quarter and ends the last week of classes before finals start)

Please contact us with your questions or to arrange an appointment.