SSRI Institutes and Centers

The Penn State Federal Statistical Research Data Center
The center provides researchers with a secure connection to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.

Children, Youth, and Families Consortium
This University-wide initiative brings together more than 400 faculty, representing a range of disciplines (human development, liberal arts, education, agricultural sciences, and medicine), in efforts to promote collaborative research, engagement, and education that address critical social issues facing children, youth, and families, and serve critical community needs.

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
An interactive and comprehensive resource for professionals working with military families, the Clearinghouse is expert in the science of program implementation and evaluation.

Computational and Spatial Analysis Core
CSA core provides services to facilitate the use of geospatial data and a spatial perspective in social science research. It emphasizes spatial statistics, advanced spatial analysis methods, exploratory spatial data analysis, and customized GIS/spatial analysis programming. 

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
The Network is an interdisciplinary group of faculty dedicated to identifying the causes of child maltreatment and developing evidence-based approaches that will promote prevention, detection, and treatment. The Network's mission is to advance child protection and well-being through research, education, and engagement.

Population Research Institute
PRI encourages, organizes, and supports innovative research and training in the population sciences. With the talents of over 60 outstanding scholars, PRI provides a supportive and collegial environment to stimulate collaborative, externally funded research. The institute is an NICHD supported population center.

Quantitative Developmental Systems Methodology
QuantDev develops new methods for the study of human behavior (measurement, study design, and analysis techniques) and uses them to study behavioral change.

Social, Life and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center
The SLEIC fosters innovative research in the social, behavioral, biological, engineering, and materials sciences where imaging methodologists play a central role.

Survey Research Center
The SRC provides a range of services, including data collection, survey design, sampling, data entry, survey data management, and data analysis.


SSRI Connections

Penn State Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
CTSI serves as an independent but integrated academic engine for clinical and translational science.