About the SSRC

The Social Sciences Research Center (SSRC)

The Social Sciences Research Center (SSRC) is designed to foster team-based and multi-method collaborative approaches to understanding complex social problems, addressing the rapidly evolving and growing needs for research infrastructure across the social sciences. This facility enables the division to respond flexibly to new opportunities. The suite contains 11 research team offices and 20 cubicles in the primary suite, as well as a small team breakout conference room and lounge in a designated collaboration area. It also houses the division’s research development team, desktop and research computing staff. The 618 square foot large conference room brings together faculty and students from across social science units for research and programmatic activities. The SSRC is home to several grants-funded research projects, including the GenForward Survey, the Trauma Responsive Educational Practices Project, the Violence, Law, and Politics Lab, the Learning Lab, and the Tsogolo la Thanzi study.

The SSRC hosts regular workshops of faculty and students who use similar methods across disciplines, including the Quantitative Research Methods in Social and Health Sciences Workshopthe Demography Workshop, and the Ethnography Incubator. Further, the SSRC hosts research development and methods training sessions and leverages the University’s other research facilities and support options, including the Research Computing Center, the Survey Lab, GIS support, and the Social Science Computing Center. The SSRC also functions as the hub for researchers across the division to access resources/training in social science research methodologies.

Location

Social Sciences Research Center
1155 East 60th Street, 3rd Floor N
Chicago, IL 60637