We believe that social science has a critical role to play in shaping the future of society for the better.

As technology changes the world around us, big data and computational methods provide an opportunity to address current social science questions in
different ways—as well as to pose entirely new questions that will help improve our understanding of humanity.

There are challenges too. Alongside ethical, methodological and theoretical challenges, social scientists need an array of additional tools, skills and experiences to take full advantage of this opportunity, while maintaining the integrity of the research process.

Our mission is to support social science by equipping social scientists with the skills, tools and resources they need to work with big data and new technology.