Program for Economic Research
The Program for Economic Research (PER) supports the research of Columbia Economics faculty and students. Our goal is to help faculty and students identify unique resources to develop research, and serve as the liaison between Columbia University’s Sponsored Projects Administration and the Department of Economics. PER has launched several new initiatives to support the research activities of graduate students and faculty in the Department of Economics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Human Research Protection Office / IRBs provides policies and guidelines for researchers at Columbia University.
Office of Research and Compliance Training
The Office of Research Compliance and Training helps ensure that Columbia faculty, students and staff are in compliance with the complex web of regulatory requirements that govern research.
The Office of Research Initiatives works across disciplines, schools and campuses to foster interdisciplinary research collaboration, and supports efforts to secure funding for such collaborations. It identifies opportunities and strategies for enhancing Columbia’s research presence and its status as a prominent research institution.
The Sponsored Projects Administration serves as the central resource to support the research community at Columbia University by providing guidance and stewardship for the researchers and administrators on all campuses. SPA provide administrative support to investigators in their pursuit of research and other scholarly activities while ensuring compliance with federal, University and private sponsor regulations, terms, and conditions.
Columbia Experimental Laboratory in the Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, ISERP, SIPA and the Business School at Columbia University to conduct computer-based experiments. The laboratory was opened in the Fall of 2013 on the fifth floor of the International Affairs Building at Columbia University.
The laboratory has 24 computers for participants and one computer for the experimenter. Our goal is to enable students and faculty to run laboratory experiments in a controlled setting. C.E.L.S.S. also aims to provide subjects with a fun — and rewarding — experience in the experiments they participate in. Subjects are paid for showing-up to experimental sessions they participate in, receive payments during the experiments based on their actions and other participants’ actions. Finally, the laboratory has a strict no deception policy which requires researches not to lie or mislead participants. Read more
Columbia University Business and Economics Library
The Thomas J. Watson Library of Business and Economics holds a contemporary collection of over 400,000 books and over 1,000 journal titles. Special focus is placed on the topics of accounting, business economics, business history, management of organizations, management science, operations management, corporate and international finance, international economics, corporate relations, security analysis, marketing, money and financial markets, and labor.
Data Science Institute
The Data Science Institute at Columbia University is training the next generation of data scientists and developing innovative technology to serve society. With over 250-affiliated faculty working in a wide range of disciplines, the Institute seeks to foster collaboration in advancing techniques to gather and interpret data, and to address the urgent problems facing society. The Institute works closely with industry to bring promising ideas to market.
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISERP)
The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) is Columbia University’s research institute dedicated to the social sciences. ISERP pioneers research and integrates knowledge and methods across the social sciences. The mission of ISERP is to bring ideas into the world, ISERP supports researchers, faculty, students, and social science research through research development, education and training programs, centers, workshops and administrative support.
Research Data at Columbia
Research Data at Columbia, created to assist Columbia’s researchers with common issues relation to research data. The website provides resources and policies related to: Data Retention, Data Security, Data Storage, Data Management, Writing a Data Management Plan, Public Access Mandates, Ownership of Data, Data Use Agreements, Sharing of Data.
GSAS students engage in innovative research that advances knowledge in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Your professional apprenticeship under a Columbia faculty member and the experience of conducting scholarly research are foundational elements of your graduate education. The university has developed institutional policies regarding research at Columbia and offers a number of resources that will facilitate your research endeavors.