CISER supports the evolving computational and data needs of Cornell social scientists and economists throughout the entire research process and data life cycle.

HelpDesk consultants are available to assist you with questions about computing and working with software packages

Staff Specialists are available to help you with a wide range of data-related needs. They can help you develop secure data management plans; find, deposit, archive, understand, and work with data;  reproduce your research; and tailor computing environments to your research needs. Below are examples of the types of help we can provide across the key phases of a research project.If you don’t see your specific need listed, just ask!

At the initial phase, as you develop your proposal; look for data, documentation, and working environment, we'll help you to...
During the intermediate phase, as you process your data, write programs, and crunch numbers or text, we'll help you to...
Towards the end of your research project, as you prepare your replication materials for sharing and reuse, we'll help you to...

 Contacting HelpDesk Services

There are multiple ways of obtaining assistance from CISER staff and consultants:

  • walk-in service, available through the CISER HelpDesk at both Mann Library and the CISER office
  • online assistance, available by emailing the CISER HelpDesk or searching the website
  • phone calls may also be directed to our main CISER HelpDesk number

Direct links to these services are available through the CISER HelpDesk link.

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