The CFDR staff provides support with a wide range of services. These services for faculty and student affiliates include data searches, data acquisitions and programming assistance with SAS, SPSS and STATA.

Grant Preparation:

  • Disseminate information about grant deadlines and opportunities
  • Organize mock study sections
  • Provide detail on new grant formats
  • Consult and advise at all stages of grant preparation
  • Consult about contact with funding agencies
  • Help draft text on research environment
  • Develop budget
  • Check references and bibliography

Grant Administration:

  • Provide office space and equipment for students/staff/consultants/visiting scholars
  • Assist with annual reports
  • Answer budget queries
  • Help manage human resources issues
  • Purchase statistical software
  • Assist with public access compliance
  • Provide up-to-date information on regulations


  • Grant writing
  • Programming: SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, and GIS
  • Statistical procedures
  • Demographic techniques
  • Commonly used datasets
  • Qualitative analyses
  • Short summer courses (e.g., longitudinal data analysis)

Research Support:

  • Conduct literature searches
  • Identify key facts or trends
  • Assist with data searches
  • Disseminate information on new and updated datasets
  • Maintain data archive
  • Acquire new data
  • Purchase software licenses and arrange installation
  • Help obtain restricted data
  • Interface with agencies on data contracts
  • Establish sample representativeness
  • Set up data entry
  • Help create contextual data files
  • Provide tables of contents service
  • Maintain Working Paper Series
  • Provide updates on conferences
  • Design webpages for funded projects
  • Provide secure data room
  • Create maps, posters, brochures, and briefs
  • Help facilitate working group meetings

Programming Assistance:

  • Provide coding examples
  • Consult on programming methods and strategies
  • Help with data conversion
  • Assist in data file construction
  • Help with SAS, Stata, and SPSS programming
  • Provide annotated output comparing SAS, Stata, and SPSS

Faculty Funding:

Updated: 02/01/2023 02:28PM