in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Home Sweet HomeLab

The HomeLab, housed within the University of Michigan’s BioSocial Methods Collaborative, looks and feels like a complete apartment. But unlike a home, the lab is outfitted with technology that allows researchers to observe how people live their lives. Learn more here:

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Ashley Harrell

    Adjunct Faculty Associate, RCGD
    I am a sociologist whose work is centered largely on structural and social-psychological solutions to problems of cooperation, collective … more
  • Lindsay H. Ryan

    Associate Research Scientist, SRC-HRS
    Lindsay Ryan is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. She received her … more