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Founded in 1924, the Odum Institute supports the social science teaching and research mission at UNC. We provide a range of consulting services on quantitative and qualitative methods, GIS and spatial analysis, survey research and data management.

We offer more than 60 short courses and workshops every year, a graduate Certificate in Survey Science, individualized consultation on a wide variety of research topics and much more. We also operate a world-renowned data archive that continues to be a leader in archive tool and support development.

We help researchers develop grant proposals and we provide full research lifecycle support. We also partner with other scholars, research teams, and Centers and Institutes to pursue research grants consistent with our mission.

2021 STATS:
$807K new grant funds
2750 consultations
3600+ course hours
80+ workshops

Students attending a structural equation modeling course

Over the years, we have also pursued a number of internal projects. On an annual basis, we serve more than 2,000 unique users in our computer labs, log more than 2500 individual consultations, and offer more than 3,600 seat hours of instruction through our over 60+ workshops.

We generate approximately $350,000 in grant support every year to support our own operations, not including number of grants we assist others in securing. In short, we are a key part of the core research and teaching infrastructure for social scientists at UNC. We seek to lead locally, nationally, and internationally UNC’s continued effort to remain one of the world’s best universities in social science research and education.