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ABOUT THE ODUM INSTITUTE

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, and a number of summer courses through the Inter-university Consortium for Political Research (ICPSR). We 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 work widely to help bring teams of scholars together in part through our annual interdisciplinary seed grant competition. We also partner with other scholars, research teams, and Centers and Institutes to pursue research grants consistent with our mission.

2019 STATS:
$450K new grant funds
2000+ unique lab users
2000+ consultations
3600+ course hours
60+ 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 1100 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.