UW Research

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE)



CSDE is a community of faculty and students associated to advance population science through research and training. CSDE provides research infrastructure resources for UW faculty and students to advance their cutting-edge research, as well as resources for regional affiliates in academic and nonacademic positions throughout the nation.  As a federally funded research center with over 70 years of experience, the CSDE community of scholars develops new demographic measures and methods, advances knowledge about population dynamics, generates new data and evidence to support population science, and trains the next generation of demographers.

Core Services Offered

Administration: Manages the day-to-day operations of the Center, its grant portfolio, its institutional connections, and the communal activities of CSDE affiliates and students. Administrative services include communications and coordination, administrative support for affiliates’ projects, proposal preparation and grants management, fiscal management, and human resource administration.

Biodemography Services: Supports the use of biomarkers in population research by providing laboratory facilities for collecting, processing, and storing biological specimens and assisting CSDE affiliates in the use of biomarker assay protocols and methods tailored to their research.

Demography Services: Support and training for affiliates and students in the use of demographic data and demographic methods and estimation techniques.

Geospatial Services: Support in GIS, spatial data, and spatial analysis for affiliates, staff and demography students.

Statistical Services: Support for all aspects of statistical design and analysis, training, statistical programming, software, and data storage and management.

UW Data Collaborative: Provides a virtual enclave for storage and analyses of restricted, highly confidential or proprietary data.

NW Federal Statistics Research Data Center: Provides access to a secure enclave for the analyses of restricted census and other administrative data.

Computing & Data Resources: Provides computing infrastructure and technical support to affiliates with the goal of providing not only secure, stable, and cost-effective research computing facilities, but also a cutting-edge and responsive environment for researchers at the frontiers of population research. Expert staff provide responsive and comprehensive research support through a high level of availability for individual consultation, troubleshooting, and cooperative infrastructure development.  Staff provide consultations on data security plans and build secure data systems.

Collaborative Infrastructure and Research Development: Provides venues for sharing research through seminars and working groups.  Supports didactic workshops and brown bag seminars dedicated to technical skills and data orientation.  Provides seed grant funding for pilot research and collaborative interdisciplinary and innovative research projects.

Funding Information

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development training grant T32HD101442
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development Infrastructure Program grant P2CHD042828

Reporting Structure

Andrea Woody, Divisional Dean for Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
Steve Majeski, Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts & Sciences

Related UW Entities

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Anthropology, Department of Communication, Department of Economics, Department of Geography, Department of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, Department of Statistics, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Jackson School of International Studies
College of Education
College of Built Environment
College of Engineering
College of Environment
Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School of Pharmacy
School of Public Health
School of Social Work