Space and Facilities

The Silver School of Social Work is building space capacity for the conduct of different types of research on the part of its faculty. We will expand our facilities tailored to your requests. Contact the Office for Research at

SSSW "Super" Computers

The SSSW maintains two computer stations that have extra RAM memory, large and fast hard drives, and a wide range of software not supported by NYU that may be useful for large-scale research conducted within the school. The computers are located in the NYU SSSW building at 20 Cooper Square. Contact the Office for Research at to request a key to access the lab. You may retain keys throughout the length of your project.

SSSW Secondary Data Base Laboratory

The SSSW is building a library of secondary data bases, which are acquired as faculty need them. Two dedicated computers are available for secondary data analysis in a secure room (with no internet access, as this is required for many secondary data sets) at 20 Cooper Square.

The databases currently available on the machines include the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDC). 

The Office for Research can assist in acquiring a database of your choosing. In most cases, using a secondary database requires formal application to the organization that makes the database available, as well as IRB approval. In addition, secure facilities are required. Send a request to Read a description of potentially useful secondary data sets you might consider.

If you add a personal data base that you have acquired to the computers, you must encrypt the folder and data for security purposes. Download a step-by-step guide on how to do so using the encryption software installed on the computers. 

NYU Computer Labs

NYU maintains many computer labs throughout the university. View a listing of the labs with hours of operation and location

View a list of software maintained at each facility. 

Reserving Space on the NYU Campus

NYU rents space on campus for a variety of uses. View a list of available spaces and their approximate charges. 

To reserve a space, contact the Office for Research at and we will help you complete a reservation.