The work of CISS is strengthened by alliances with other BU services, programs, and institutes. 


BU Libraries. Provides research tools and services that include library tutorials, library instruction from research basics to graduate-level classes, reference services in all major libraries, access to digital resources, specialist consultations, and librarian-created guides with curated resources.

BU Spark!  Provides technological support ranging from app development to assistance with data scraping and analysis for your research project. Also can provide hands-on research projects for social science courses.

Federal Relations. Connects faculty with federal funders, shares faculty members’ expertise with policymakers, works with national educational and scientific organizations, and increases BU’s visibility in Washington as the federal government considers policies affecting research universities. For helpful tips on sharing your research with legislators visit the helpful tips page, and visit the funds trends and opportunities page for the latest updates.

Foundation Relations. Helps members of the BU community secure foundation support for their research, teaching, and outreach projects.

Hariri Institute. The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering initiates research convergence and accelerates integrated initiatives with social impact at the nexus of the computational and data sciences.

Information Services & Technology. IS&T offers regular classes in research computing including Stata, Python, spatial analysis softwares, Qualtrics, Matlab, and more. For regular course listings, visit IT’s tech course listing page.

International Students & Scholars Office. Provide professional expertise on immigration and employment, and help ensure student, scholar, and institutional compliance with federal regulations.

MSSP Consulting. Provides statistical expertise, support, and consulting to members of the BU community. Services include free problem solving sessions, statistical application consulting, and long-term collaborative projects. 

PDPA. Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA) offers programs, resources, and services that are tailored to meet the specific needs of doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and their faculty mentors.

BU Public Relations. BU PR offers media training and message distillation, research promotion, social media strategy, content marketing suggestions, and more. Sign up to be part of BU’s expert database, to increase your own media presence.

Office of Research Support. BU’s Office of Research Support offers a one-stop support network for the entire BU research community, from undergrads to postdocs to faculty and staff. They can assist with locating funding sources, navigating the IRB and much more.

UROP.  BU’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program has been fostering faculty-mentored research experiences for BU undergraduate students since 1997.


BU Communications Research Center (CRC). CRC is the College of Communication’s media research hub. CRC researchers address both theoretical and applied problems in communications using a range of theoretical and methodological frameworks. They also provide faculty and student researchers with facilities for data analysis and coding, a naturalistic research area, and much more To learn more about their resources and facilities, visit the Communication Research Center webpage.


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