Research Support

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The Public Policy Center supports research across campus in diverse ways. The PPC’s Iowa Social Science Research Center helps investigators with the nuts and bolts – data collection services, including free consultations, analysis, management, and training. Annually, the ISRC trains faculty, staff, and students in our methods workshops – providing expertise in Qualtrics, Stata, R, Python, and more! Last year, the ISRC grant support team helped over 114 investigators find and submit external grant proposals. Additionally, the PPC provides dedicated research time, funding, and other support through its Policy Research Teams program and offers a venue for researchers to share their current work and get feedback from their peers. Please review the links on this page for more information on the research support available through the Public Policy Center.


  • Data Collection and Analysis

  • Grant Development

    • Assist with facilities statements and common boilerplate information

    • Communicate with funding agency program officers and staff

    • Coordinate with UI Division of Sponsored Programs

    • Develop, review, and edit grant proposals

    • Identify funding sources

    • Prepare grant budgets and justifications

  • Project Support and Administration*

    • Data cleaning and processing

    • Data curation and repository submissions*

    • IRB application and compliance assistance

    • Participant incentive management

    • Sample procurement and management

    • Subject or participant recruitment

    • Survey instrument development and testing

    • Convert audio and video files into digital text

    • Enter data from paper surveys or forms

    • Prepare summaries and code by themes

  • Workshops, Consulting, and Data Access