The Computational Research Service (CRS, formerly the Social Science Data Service or SSDS) provides quantitative computing, consulting and data services for the social sciences.  As part of the College of Letters and Science, the CRS provides cost effective, specialized resources in support of quantitative social scientists.


The CRS provides consulting services on a range of software used in social science research and data sources of interest to social scentists.  The Research Service provides support to a range of users within L&S and across the campus, including support to a number of extramurally funded projects.The CRS also conducts training workshops on data management and statistical computing.


The CRS manages several computing systems in support of quantitative research within the College: a UNIX system, a Windows terminal server, labs equipped with PCs and scanning equipment, and a cold room for projects using confidential data.


The CRS supports quantitative social science research with a specialized data collection and a variety of services.

SPSS License

The Computational Research Service coordinates licensing for the SPSS statistical software line for the UC Davis campus for the Windows, Macintosh, and LINUX operating systems.