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The CSU Social Science Research and Instructional Center

The California State University Social Science Research and Instructional Center (SSRIC) provides:


Overseeing the Center is the Social Science Research and Instructional Council (also called the SSRIC). Founded in 1972, the Council is the oldest of the affinity groups (formerly known as "discipline councils") in the California State University system. With representatives from each of the CSU campuses, the Council is dedicated to assisting students and faculty in their learning, teaching, and research by:

  • providing a forum for sharing information about social science data and computer products;
  • initiating and conducting training programs;
  • recommending computerized social science projects in the CSU curriculum;
  • encouraging the collection and distribution of social science data and computer-related instructional and research materials; and
  • advising CSU administrators on policies related to providing quantitative social science data for research and instruction.

Last updated: August 16, 2020.