Connect. Collaborate. Create.

We connect researchers with interests in numerous social and behavioral science areas, promote collaboration across the Duke campus, and facilitate research teams' activities to create cutting-edge work on some of the most complex and urgent questions facing social scientists today.

  • Stop by the Connection
  • Learn about EHDi
  • Read the latest issue of GIST
  • Eat Ice Cream and Play Video Games

    We know that cheating on our diets or procrastinating on our stupid deadlines isn't worth it, but our stupid brains treat most future consequences as if they're worth nothing.

  • ResearchMobile at Food Truck Rodeo

    Grub on some local food and help social science research! Stop by the Duke Research Mobile at the Durham Food Truck Rodeo this Sunday. Oh, and you may even earn a few dollars to spend at the rodeo...

  • Nurturing for a Bright Tomorrow

    More than 50 kindergarten teachers, principals and central office staff from Wake County schools attended the pilot: Nurturing for a Bright Tomorrow.

  • Smart people sometimes do dumb things. Why is that?

    You may want to ask Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioural economics who has made a name for himself by studying why we often behave irrationally.

  • International development organizations to use GVC

    Evidence from a number of industries, from apparel and automobiles to electronics and even services, indicates that GVCs are often geographically concentrated in a few countries.


Enter SSRI and you are surrounded by team rooms devoted to research and projects, a welcoming, large space known as The Connection, (featuring informal areas to cross paths on the way to coffee and refreshments), and extensive whiteboards and writable glass to facilitate instant exchange of ideas.

Seminars, classes and teams operating in the space are able to draw on an extensive social science data infrastructure backed up by a 21st century help desk (Connection Bar), providing assistance with data access, data management and social science methods. Sound exciting? Come join us!

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