Due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Social Science Research Commons' physical facilities are closed until further notice, and all in-person events have been postponed or cancelled.
Still, many of our campus social science researchers are continuing to conduct research--including research that can be conducted remotely and essential research response to the pandemic. Many of our services are still available virtually and/or remotely, and we're still reachable by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone (812-855-6664).
See below for more information on specific SSRC services and resources during this time.
All of our consulting partners continue to offer their services remotely. Contact information for each of the groups is below. If you need assistance and you're not sure which of the below groups would best fit your needs, please call or email the SSRC and we'll be happy to direct you!
The Qualitative Data Analysis Laboratory is currently closed, including the lab space and the equipment check-out system. We are working to provide access to a Virtual Qualitative Data Analysis Laboratory for researchers who need to access specialized software. We will post updates as they become available; in the meantime, please email email@example.com with any questions.
The Interdisciplinary Experimental Laboratory facility is currently closed.
The Restricted-Access Data Remote Server (RADaRS) is currently available for current researchers and projects, but data custodian services are limited to those necessary to support Essential Research Activities. Email the RADaRS team or contact the SSRC by phone for more information or assistance.
The Kentucky Research Data Center is currently closed (along with all other centers in the FSRDC system). The KRDC's Administrator, Charles Hokayem, continues to support researchers' applications remotely; contact him by email. Likewise, the SSRC continues to provide assistance and to accept applications for KRDC grants to support research once the KRDC facility reopens to researchers.
Researchers are still able (and encouraged!) to access data resources from off-campus. If you have trouble accessing these resources, contact us for more assistance.
While the SSRC is not open for in-person events, we're happy to support and/or share information about webinars and other virtual events for the social science community. We maintain the Social Science Community Calendar and will use it to share information about such events. If you have an event you'd like to submit, suggest it to the "Social Science Community" calendar through the events.iu.edu system, or send us an email.
With our physical facilities closed, we'll rely more heavily on our website, social media, email, videoconferencing, and phone to keep in touch with social scientists.