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Our Mission

The mission of the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science is to foster groundbreaking social research that improves the lives of people in North Carolina and around the world. Odum expands Carolina’s impact by providing education and support for planning, implementing, and disseminating research. We work to advance rigorous and reproducible research across the data, social and health sciences, while building collaborative, trans-disciplinary research networks.

COVID-19 Updates  


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Graduate Student Job Opening: Transcriptionist

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Staff Spotlight: Eugenia Conde

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Part-Time Opportunity for Graduate Student: Computational Reproducibility and Verification

Join a team conducting computational reproducibility and data quality checks of articles slated for publication in premiere social science journals. … Continued

Staff Spotlight: Akio Sone

Author: Stephanie Flores Give a warm welcome to Akio Sone, one of Odum’s applications analysts—ask Sone himself however, and he … Continued




COVID-19 Updates

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved our research support services online. Please visit UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Together COVID-19 dashboard for Carolina’s most recent updates.

  • Our Qualtrics consulting hours are now held virtually via Zoom, instead of face-to-face. Please see the Qualtrics page for more information about how to access support.
  • Odum consultants are still available to provide consultations and project assistance from a distance. Please visit our consultant list to find the staff member best suited to supporting your project needs.
  • We have moved our stats help desk online with new channels on Slack and Microsoft teams. Visit our stats desk page for more information on how to access our virtual desk channels and to find the updated consultant schedule.
  • All open short courses will be held virtually via Zoom. Please visit our calendar to browse our upcoming course offerings.
  • Odum’s computer labs and distance learning classrooms have been closed for the foreseeable future.