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Stanford users with a quick question that can be answered via email or who would like to schedule an appointment can create a data or software consulting request by selecting the appropriate button below.  You will need to login with your SUNet ID.

* Please note that during the quarter it may take us up to 2 business days to respond to data and software consulting requests.

* SSDS is closed during the Stanford Winter Closure.  Staff will respond to any messages submitted then after we re-open.

Contact Data Services

Contact Data Services if you need help with:

Data librarians provide support for finding and getting access to local and virtual social science data resources for research and instruction, as well as advice on sharing and archiving your data.

More information about our data resources...

Contact Software Services

Contact Software Services if you need help with:

  • Choosing the right software package to analyze your data
  • Getting started with a quantitative or qualitative software package
  • Using survey software for data collection
  • Data management
  • Data reshaping and recoding
  • Data conversion between software packages
  • Problems with data analysis software
  • Resources for learning and teaching statistical or qualitative data analysis software

Software consultants provide support in the use of the most popular quantitative (statistical) software: SPSS, Stata, R, and SAS and qualitative software: NVivo, ATLAS.ti, and Dedoose. Consultants provide assistance and information for researchers who are at various stages in their project.

More information about our software resources ...