The Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) is a strategic partner who can help take your research to the next level with a full continuum of tools and expertise. We offer a range of support, technology, and collaboration in each of our focus areas: Data services, research, computing resources, consulting, and training.

Our services are designed to enable social scientists to reach further, do more with less, and extend the impact of their research beyond what is possible to accomplish alone.

DATA  CISER will help you find, understand, store, and work with all aspects of data across security levels.  CISER is ALL about data.

RESEARCH  Our team can provide support, collaboration, and partnership for sponsored and other innovative research projects.  We help take Cornell social science research to the next level.

COMPUTING  CISER provides local and cloud computing that is scalable and customizable across a range of secure environments.  Our services are internationally recognized, and backed by an expert staff.

CONSULTING  Our specialists can help you in research design, data access, and data management.  Our accessible expertise spans the entire research and data lifecycles.

TRAINING  CISER provides instruction on data, tools, and processes for social science research – from workshops, to classrooms, to individualized training.


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