Welcome to the EPLS Research Lab

The EPLS Policy Studies Computer Lab is located in N494 Lindquist Center. It was created in the summer of 1996 and contains a multitude of hardware and software resources for both IBM and Macintosh platforms.

Designed to facilitate research and policy analysis by faculty and graduate students, the EPLS Lab also assists professors and teaching assistants with classroom instruction. By enhancing the division's commitment to teaching, research, and service, the EPLS Lab plays an important role in the EPLS division's preparation of future researchers and policymakers.

EPLS Lab Orientation

Faculty and Staff

Electronic Journals and Links

Contact Information

EPLS Lab Orientation

Faculty and Staff


David Bills

Graduate Lab Assistant

SuYeong Shin, Ph.D. student

Electronic Journals and Links

Research Links


  • UI Virtual Desktop
    Virtual Desktop offers programs in quantitative and qualitative data analysis for free to students through the internet. Programs include: ATLAS ti, MATLAB, Minitab, Mplus, R, RStudio, SAS, SPSS and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • UI ITS Software Download Site
    Free software downloads available to UI students.

Web Page Design

GIS Resources

Qualitative Resources

Quantitative Resources

  • Excel and SAS
  • SPSS Home Page
  • SAS Home Page
  • Statistical Reference Datasets
  • UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education Stata Resources

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Census Information

Contact Information

N494 Lindquist Center
Phone: (319) 335-5302
Fax: (319) 384-0587

Mailing Address: 
N491 Lindquist Center 
College of Education 
The University of Iowa 
Iowa City, IA 52242-1529