Research Activities


IPR Core Research Themes

Population Research

This includes research on topics such as fertility, migration, and mortality.

Family Demography

This includes research on topics such as marriage, cohabitation, divorce, parenting behaviors, and child outcomes.

Health and Well-Being

This includes research on topics such as mental health, physical health, and other health behaviors such as smoking, obesity, and heart disease.

Geographic Analysis

This includes research on topics such as urban, rural, metropolitan, and neighborhood change.

Seed Grants

IPR annually extends 4-8 seed grants to affiliates for work towards submission of proposals for external funding. Priority is given to multi-disciplinary projects and to more junior faculty.

Rapid Response Grants

IPR Rapid Response Grants address urgent short-term and low-cost needs as deadline for submission of funding application approaches. 


Weekly seminars provide a forum for scholars from other universities and OSU faculty to present ongoing research to a multidisciplinary audience. The Huber Lecture in the Fall features an eminent scholar from outside OSU. For current seminars scheduled please refer to our events page.   Previous IPR seminars, years 2009-2013 [pdf].

Data Services

IPR has newly-renovated space in Townshend Hall Room 46 and 48. 
Room 46 has a reception area and five small windowless rooms with standalone desktops suitable for secure data use, with the ability to implement security measures such as non-networked computers, doors with restricted card-reader access (with or without PIN numbers), and disk and/or file encryption.


This includes a how-to guide High performance computing using the Ohio Super Computer [OSC}

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