Harvard Statistics Consulting Service

The Department of Statistics offers free, drop-in consulting by Zoom 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

Fall 2020 Drop-in Hours (all times shown are in the Eastern Time Zone): (the first consulting session of the semester will be Friday, September 11)

Tuesdays 9:00pm - 11:00pm https://harvard.zoom.us/j/94249349818
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm https://harvard.zoom.us/j/97871820689
Fridays 8:00am - 10:00am  https://harvard.zoom.us/j/96827296933

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 Fall 2020 semester will be held December 3, 2020.