Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Advancing Research • Shaping Policy • Developing Leaders

Policy Lab

In October 2016, ISPS will bring nearly fifty years of experience with student programs and a reputation for high-quality research to launch its newest project - The Policy Lab. The Lab provides Yale students a physical space and dynamic programming to conduct data-intensive policy-related investigations, develop specialized technical skills, and engage with policymakers. The Lab also brings together Yale partners, local New Haven residents and organizations, government officials, and policy makers to create one of the first student-focused models of a university-community policy partnership in the United States. The Policy Lab is poised to help improve local policy initiatives and make New Haven a national model of research-community partnerships.