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Services & Contacts

The staff members of CDE provide specialized, high-quality services to the center’s faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars to advance interdisciplinary social science research on campus.

If you need assistance in any of the following areas, please reach out to the contact listed.

Administrative Services

  • Building access and COVID occupancy compliance
  • Demography Seminar coordination
  • Google Groups email list maintenance
  • Office assignments and keys
  • Purchasing
  • Shipping and mailing
  • Travel coordination and reimbursement
  • Visitor coordination (paperwork, lodging, etc.)

Contact: Mary Lynn Dombrowski

Financial Services

Contact: Al Schultz

Communications & Events

  • Weekly digest and newsletters
  • News (grant awards, published articles, honors, etc.)
  • Social media
  • Webmaster duties
  • Publications
  • Large event/conference planning

Contact: Grace Herndon

Computing and Statistical Services

CDE receives computing services from the Social Science Computing Cooperative (SSCC)

Contact: SSCC Helpdesk

Data Access and Management

  • Data acquisition
  • Data archiving
  • Reference questions pertaining to the DISC collection (major surveys from a variety of distributors, including ICPSR, Roper, Datastream, U.S. government data, and locally produced archival datasets)

Contact: VACANT, please contact Aaron Crandall with questions

Financial Reporting

  • Post-award administration

Contact: Joe Wright

Grant Preparation and Administration

  • Budget consultation and preparation

Contact: Aaron Crandall

  • Proposal preparation and submission
  • Assistance with NIH/NSF biosketches
  • Assistance with Current and Pending/Other Support documents
  • Management of JIT requests
  • Grant progress reports (RPPR)

Contact: Joe Wright and Aaron Crandall 

Public Access Compliance

  • NIH public access policy and compliance

Contact: Grace Herndon

Human Resources

  • Payroll and benefits
  • Graduate student appointments
  • Student Hourly appointments
  • Honorary (Zero Dollar) appointments

Contact: Al Schultz

Working Groups

  • Working Groups administration

Contact: Mary Lynn Dombrowski

  • Working Groups communications

Contact: Grace Herndon

Restricted Data

  • Access to restricted data
  • Data licensing and protection plans
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Secure data rooms

Contact: VACANT, please contact Aaron Crandall with questions

Working Papers

  • Working paper numbers and posting to website
  • Access to archived working papers

Contact: Aaron Crandall