Harvard Statistics Consulting Service

The Department of Statistics offers free, drop-in consulting on statistical issues arising in research to anyone in the Harvard Community.

Under the supervision of a faculty member, statistics Ph.D. students will offer assistance in all forms of data analysis and interpretation of results, including but not limited to: 

  • Causal Inference
  • Experimental Design
  • Classification and Prediction (Machine Learning)
  • Statistical Issues Arising from 'Big Data' Sets
  • Time Series
  • Model Fitting
  • Data Visualization

Participants are encouraged to seek advice early on in their research but are welcome at all stages. Please be prepared with data, prior analyses, and any other relevant material when dropping in. 

Schedule and Location

Due to University policy, all consulting for the remainder of the Spring semester will be done remotely by Zoom. To meet with our consultants, simply join Sanqian Zhang's meeting room at https://harvard.zoom.us/j/4855595218 during one of the below sets of drop-in hours.

Spring 2020 Drop-in Hours:

Wednesdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm https://harvard.zoom.us/j/4855595218
Fridays 11:00pm - 1:00pm (updated time) https://harvard.zoom.us/j/4855595218

Consulting sessions are held on a weekly basis during the fall and spring semesters. They will begin on the second week of the semester. Sessions will not be held on the first week of the semester, during the summer, reading periods, finals weeks, and university holidays. See the Harvard FAS Academic Calendar for exact dates. The final consulting drop-in hours of the Spring 2020 semester will be held April 29, 2020.