Services

The PSTC offers state-of-the-art facilities in the renovated historic Mencoff Hall. The staff provides comprehensive support and services to PSTC faculty associates, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate student trainees.

All PSTC affiliates are eligible for all the services mentioned above, with priority given to NIH projects and junior faculty. If you need assistance with something not listed here, please contact PSTC Assistant Director Ana Karina Wildman.

Administrative services

  • Colloquia and other event arrangements
  • Financial and clerical services
  • Purchasing
  • Room and space scheduling
  • Travel coordination and reimbursement
  • Visitor coordination (paperwork, housing, etc.)

Contact: Susan Silveira

Building maintenance and access

Contact: Thomas Alarie

Compliance and data management

  • Data plans
  • IRB
  • Manuscript deposits 
  • NIH/NSF public access policy and compliance

Contact: Ana Karina Wildman

Computing and programming services

  • Accounts and passwords
  • Computer lab (desktops, printers, poster printer, and scanner)
  • Computing infrastructure
  • Desktop support
  • Equipment rental (camcorders, laptops, projectors, etc.)
  • Hardware and software installation and maintenance
  • Poster printing

Contact: Jarrod Winsor

  • High-end computing
  • IT security and privacy
  • Linux/UNIX support
  • Networks (university and national)
  • Secure data rooms
  • Servers

Contact: Paul Koussa

  • Data and data set management
  • Non-spatial programming services
  • Programming and file preparation
  • Statistical consultation
  • Training in statistics and software packages and data archiving

Contact: Hong Xia

Editorial services and communications

  • Manuscript and proposal proofreading
  • Newsletter
  • Website updates and newsfeed

Contact: Jo Fisher

Grant administration

  • Budget consultation and preparation
  • Financial reporting
  • Hires and human resources
  • Pre- and post-award administration

Contact: Thomas Alarie or Jo-Ann Joyal

Spatial Analysis

Services that promote the use of spatial methods and spatial thinking for the analysis of population problems are provided to PSTC affiliates through the Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) program. 

  • Consultation and technical support for spatial projects
  • Training in spatial analysis through the GIS Institute and other workshops

Contact: Rachel Franklin

Visitors

  • Travel coordination and reimbursement
  • Visitor coordination (paperwork, housing, etc.)

Contact: Susan Silveira