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Hurst Hall Room 202

Mon - Thur: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sat: Noon - 7 pm
Sun: Closed

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016


STATA is statistical software that is excellent for work with cross-sectional data, time series, panel data and survey data analysis. Using STATA's data-management features allows you to combine and reshape datasets, manage variables, and collect statistics across groups or replicates. STATA also has advanced tools for managing specialized data such as survival/duration data, time-series data, panel/longitudinal data, categorical data, multiple-imputation data, and survey data.

Campus Availability | Installation Options | Support | Workshops | Resources

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Campus Availability

If you want staff to immediately assist you with STATA, come to the CTRL lab during our regular hours. If you have a complex problem, please contact us by phone (202-885-3862) or email ( to set-up an appointment, otherwise, just drop in!

SPSS can be accessed in the following campus computer labs:

  • CTRL lab
  • Anderson Computing Cluster
  • Kreeger Lab
  • SPA Lab

STATA is also available for use on AU's High Performance Cluster. This requires special permissions to use. For more information, click here.

Availability for Installation

STATA is available for access by any member of the AU community through the Virtual Computing Lab (VCL). For more information, click here.

STATA is available for free installation on AU owned computers with permanent internet access. A limited number of installations are available that will work for computers without permanent internet access. Please contact us by phone (202-885-3862) or email ( to request an installation

How can I get support using STATA for research or for class?

  • One-on-one assistance (drop-in during regular hours, or schedule an appointment
  • In-Class Tutorials (standard or custom tailored, request)

What Workshops do you offer?

CTRL Lab offers a variety of workshops each semester to train members of the AU community in the software that it supports. Examples of workshops we have offered in the past can be seen below, and you can follow the link to view our current schedule. If you are interested receiving training that is not listed in our regular workshop schedule, please contact us by email to request an appointment.

Introduction to STATA: Provides a basic understanding of how STATA works, how to use simple statistical methods to analyze data, how to make graphs and how to perform simple regression analysis.             

Intermediate STATA: Is designed to demonstrate more advanced commands and to show how binary choice models can be assessed using STATA. It also teaches the participants how to merge and collapse datasets, how to handle string variables, how to generate new variables using the egen command, and finally how to estimate and interpret binary choice models' regressions   

Advanced STATA, Time Series: This workshop is designed to give an introduction to the analysis of time series (repeated measures) data in STATA. Attendees will learn to check data to ensure that it meets the assumptions of a time series analysis (includes test for stationary and serial autocorrelation), learn about some options for modifying data that does not meet those requirement, and learn how to run a regression with time series data. Though we will be teaching specific STATA codes, this is an advanced workshop, and it assumes attendees are generally comfortable using STATA.

To view the schedule of workshops, click here.

If you want to take a workshop that is not on our schedule, contact us, and we can arrange a one-on-one session.

For registration information, click here.

What Resources Can I access online?

Introduction to STATA (handout, data, code)

Intermediate STATA (handout, data, code)

Advanced STATA: Time Series (handout, data, code)

UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education 

STATA Official Youtube Channel resources for learning STATA

CTRL Lab Info

Fall & Spring Hours:
Mon - Thur: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 7 pm
Sun: Closed

Summer & Winter Break Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Hurst Hall, Room 202

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For help with CTRL supported activities, visit the lab during business hours, call 202-885-3862, email For people who are traveling, we can arrange for support via Skype - contact us for more information.

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