The Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) is a Cornell support unit that provides a full continuum of data-related services to assist the social science research and education community with focused and multidisciplinary research and learning endeavors. There is a range of support within each of these areas:

DATA     CISER is all about Data; finding, depositing, understanding, and working with data in a range of secure environments – whatever level of security is required by the data provider, and no more.  Our data specialists can assist you with your data needs.

RESEARCH     Whether analyzing your data or replicating your analysis for publication, we are here for you!  We can also provide data-related services for research projects, from supporting a project team to providing direct data-related services on a sponsored project.

COMPUTING     CISER provides research computing accounts in a Windows environment with a wide range of software available directly to each account holder. Server configurations range from a shared computing model to dedicated cloud-based options. Our computing environment is recognized internationally for its range of security capabilities to meet individual requirements.

CONSULTING     A Team Like No Other! Enhance your data, analysis, security plan and other needs with one of our consultants: Senior Research Associates, Research Associate, Data Librarians, and Professional IT staff. Cornell students are available at the CISER HelpDesk for assistance with software and computing questions.

TRAINING     We provide a variety of training opportunities. These range from scheduled software workshops each semester for the basics and related online resources, to specialized training in classes and for research project teams.


Please acknowledge CISER in all posters, publications, and presentations of the work that utilized CISER resources. READ MORE

CISER Policies

All CISER and CRADC researchers are held to a strict standard of compliance based on CISER and Cornell University policies. Please read the associated documents to ensure that you are READ MORE

Director’s Message

Welcome to CISER, core infrastructure to Cornell social science and in its 37th year of anticipating and supporting the evolving interdisciplinary computational and data needs of social scientists and economists READ MORE


Over CISER’s past 37 years, we have maintained and continue to enhance the core services for which CISER was established, providing front-line resources to meet research and teaching support needs. READ MORE

Location and Hours

How to get to CISER: location, map and bus routes. READ MORE


CISER partners with many units and organizations across the Cornell community and beyond to provide a shared data-related support resource to Cornell’s social science and economic researchers, teachers, and learners. READ MORE

Strategic Plan

CISER’s mission, vision, key audiences, and three-year strategic plan. READ MORE