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CIDR unites several Library services and resources in support of the computational social sciences and the digital humanities across Stanford and beyond.

Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR)

The digital humanities and computational social sciences are scholarly practices in which computers and digital information are used in humanities and social science research and teaching.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) unites three specialized services in support of these practices:

  • Social Science Data and Software offers data, software, workshops, and consultations for data-based social science research and teaching.
  • Digital humanities developers provide focused project support for the Stanford scholarly community via an annual call for proposals. The DH developer team maintains a rich gallery of projects both already published and in-progress.
  • The Humanities Text Service (hText) provides access to textual and other digital resources for research and teaching.

Specialists in all of these areas work with faculty and students to:

  • Identify technical approaches, processes and tools
  • Evaluate and integrate new software tools
  • Design new applications for use in the humanities
  • Provide access to humanities data for researchers