Research is critical to the mission of Columbia Business School and serves as the foundation for all of our work. This page provides resources for faculty members to more effectively fund and manage their research projects and learn about other research initiatives at the School and from each other. We hope this resource will help to generate cross disciplinary dialogues and connect faculty members to resources they may not have previously known about.

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Research Assistance

  • Each division has at least one full-time predoctoral fellow (PDFs or predocs), (official university title is Staff Associate) that is funded by the Dean’s office.  Please reach out to your predoc faculty liaison or the director of research to get their assistance.  Other forms of research assistance also available.
    • The CBS Data Analyst Program is subsidized by the Dean’s office and provides provides a team of current students from the quantitative programs (CBS MS programs (Marketing; Financial Economics; Accounting and Financial Analysis) or the joint CBS/SEAS MS programs (Business Analytics; Management Science and Engineering) and MS Data Science)to provide analytics and data science support to your projects.
    • The Columbia Undergraduate Business Scholars (CUBS) Program is a research program designed to fill the research pipeline with Columbia and Barnard undergraduates from the underrepresented communities.  By mentoring one of these students, you will receive 10 hours of research support throughout the academic year.  This program is fully funded by the Dean’s office.
    • If you require further support beyond the programs above, you may hire a personal or full-time research assistant, please follow the procedures here: Hiring Research Assistants
    • Copy Editors & Writers: Contact information for people who can offer editorial services.

Business Library and Databases

  • The S. Steven Pan '88 Business Library in Manhattanville is located in 360 Geffen Hall and offers reference and consultation services, book pickup, and a reserves collection supporting Columbia Business School courses. A paging service allows Columbia affiliates at Manhattanville to request and pick up items delivered from Morningside campus libraries, plus items from ReCAP, Borrow Direct, and InterLibrary Loan.  The librarian is Yasmin Saira and she can be reached at [email protected].


Research Computing

  • If you need to request a grid account or grid training, please email Research Support.
  • Research GRID Wiki: Provides a new archive resource where faculty can learn and share “how to” information on using the school's research GRID.
  • ARCGIS mapping software – CBS has a site license for faculty and students to use ARCGIS on their individual laptops.  To obtain a copy, please fill out a request on this page.
  • For consulting in NLP or Machine Learning, please contact Kriste Krstovski.

Human Subjects Research

  • When research involves human subjects, including working with private data or conducting surveys, protocol(s) need to be submitted for review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).


  • The Business School provides support for various administrative research-related areas and encourages faculty members to explore the available resources. For further information, please contact Anne-Carine Frederique, Associate Director, Sponsored Projects and Foundation Relations.

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