Social Science Data Service
Social Science Data Service

University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530)752-4009 phone

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Social Science Data Service

The Social Science Data Service (SSDS) provides quantitative computing, consulting and data services for the Division of Social Sciences.  A shared service center, the SSDS provides cost effective specialized resources in support of quantitative social scientists.


The SSDS provides consulting services on a range of software used in social science research and data sources of interest to social scentists.  The SSDS conducts training workshops on data management and statistical computing.


The SSDS manages several computing systems in support of quantitative research within the Division of Social Sciences: a UNIX system, a Windows terminal server, labs equipped with PCs and scanning equipment, and a cold room for projects using confidential data.


The SSDS supports quantitative social science research with a specialized data collection and a variety of services.

User Base and Supported Projects

The Social Science Data Service provides support to a wide range of users in the Division of Social Sciences and across the campus, including  support to a number of extramurally funded projects.

SPSS License

The Social Science Data Service coordinates licensing for the SPSS statistical software line for the UC Davis campus for the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.