The Broom Center's Social Demography Computer Lab in North Hall room 1053, offers state-or-the-art computer hardware, plus a wide array of statistical packages, including Stata, MATLAB, R, ArcGIS, SAS, SPSS and software for qualitative research (Atlas.ti). Users also have access to senior graduate student statistical and technical advisors.
In summer 2012, UCSB's Human Biodemography Lab, opened its doors. Co-directed by the Broom Center's Biodemography Area director Michael Gurven and Research Associate Aaron Blackwell, the lab has the capability to analyze urine, blood and salivary biomarkers of stress, immune function, nutritional status, infection, reproductive hormones, as well as standard anthropometrics used to more roughly gauge growth and nutritional status. The lab will serve UCSB researchers and others who study biological-social interactions.