October 2020

Some changes at Social Science One

Social Science One is now housed at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science and is supported by a small endowment, which gives us a little elbow room. Unrelatedly, Nate Persily, after two years of devoting his life to this enterprise and all of us in the research community, is stepping down as co-chair (see his statement below). You may also have seen the announcement about our new Facebook 2020 US Election Study and updates to the “Condor” URLs dataset (now covering 46 countries and including more than 17 trillion differentially private cell values), as well as our more general efforts on differential privacy through our new collaboration with Microsoft and our Sloan Foundation grant for a community effort known as OpenDP.

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