The SPA Center for Data Science has established a formal relationship with the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. IQSS builds cutting-edge scientific infrastructure, supports wide community of scientists, and helps students, faculty, and staff leverage communal advances to accelerate research and support. This partnership includes sharing data through hosting a "dataverse" site at SPA, hosting Harvard University graduate students who need to visit Washington, DC for research purposes, and reciprocally a visiting semester at Harvard University for American University graduate students.
The Center for Data Science is affiliated with the Open DP project: a community of collaborators in academia, industry, and government to build trustworthy, open-source software tools for privacy-protective statistical analysis of sensitive personal data.
The Center for Data Science is a member of the Academic Data Science Alliance: a community network for academic data science leaders, practitioners, and educators.