The Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy brings together scholars across disciplines to tackle the biggest public policy challenges we face as a society, both in the U.S. and globally. Our mission is to make positive change in the world.
The Cornell Population Center is Cornell’s intellectual hub for demographic research, training, and engagement. The center’s faculty and student affiliates develop innovative population science for solving the world’s pressing issues, with specific strengths in the areas of families and children, poverty and inequality, health behaviors and disparities, and immigration and diversity. CPC’s research and data tools contribute to policy planning and decision-making at the local, national, and international levels.
The New York State Center for Rural Schools aims to be a leader in solving systemic problems and improving opportunities, practice, policy for rural schools and the communities they serve. The Center is working with many partners to assist rural communities and the state of New York to (re)create socially and economically vibrant communities across the state of NY.
The Center has begun building connections among key constituents, capacity for data access, research, and programmatic support to schools, and knowledge through high quality and interdiscplinary research on timely and important problems facing rural New York State schools and the communities they serve.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a key outreach system of Cornell University with a strong public mission and an extensive local presence that is responsive to needs in New York communities. The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations and the New York City office provide 56 portals to Cornell University. Extension educators in these locations form powerful community-university partnerships with the Cornell campus, and involve local constituents to address the issues and concerns of New Yorkers.
The Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research was founded in 1981. Our mission is to anticipate and support the evolving computational and data needs of Cornell social scientists and economists throughout the entire research process and data life cycle.
Computing systems support
A state-of-the-art computing cluster of multi-processor Windows servers accommodate a wide range of computing needs.
Expansive disk storage, daily backups.
Access to statistical software packages (SAS, SPSS, Stata, Gauss, R, Matlab, Stat Transfer and others), as well as programming utilities.
A separate, secure computing environment to support use of confidential datasets.
Data access and consulting
An extensive collection of numeric files in the social sciences, with emphasis on demography, economics and labor, political and social behavior, family life, and health.
Consulting services to identify, obtain, and use datasets.
Cornell Restricted Access Data Center (CRADC), with staff who work with data suppliers to provide a secure environment for restricted-use datasets.
Assistance with use of data files and statistical analysis software.
HelpDesk support, responding to walk-in, e-mail, instant messaging, and telephone queries.
A substantial web-based library of sample programs, instructional material on use of the CISER computing cluster, and FAQs.
Hands-on workshops for SAS, SPSS, Stata, and other software packages for analyzing data.
Since 2004, CISER has been home to the Cornell Census Research Data Center, one of two locations for the New York Federal Statistical Research Data Center. The Cornell RDC provides access to confidential microdata distributed by the Census Bureau, National Center for Health Statistics, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, for research use.
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from public opinion surveys. The Center’s mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate public opinion data; to serve as a resource to help improve the practice of survey research; and to broaden the understanding of public opinion through the use of survey data in the United States and abroad. Founded in 1947, the Roper Center holds data ranging from the 1930s, when survey research was in its infancy, to the present. Its collection now includes over 22,000 datasets and adds hundreds more each year. In total, the archive contains responses from millions of individuals on a vast range of topics.
The primary mission of SRI is to conduct surveys and provide survey research services to Cornell University faculty, students, and administration, federal, state, and local government agencies, other nonprofit organizations, and other organizations in need of survey research work. SRI is committed to offering state-of-the-art technology to its clientele, striving for the highest possible quality in performance while maintaining the highest possible ethical standards of conduct.
Institutional Research and Planning's (IRP) mission is to support institutional decision making with information. Activities include:
Serving as the chief information clearinghouse for the university, responding to external data requests (such as from college guide publishers) and providing data internally (such as through the web-based Factbook);
Conducting surveys of incoming students, enrolled students, faculty and other Cornell constituencies;
Using various sources of data about the university to creatively explore issues of institutional importance;
Providing support for efforts related to institutional assessment, such as academic program review, and institutional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.