Resources for New Members

Welcome to the SSCC! This page will direct you to the resources you need to get starting using SSCC services. However, what those are will depend on whether you are an SSCC Member or a Lab User. In each of the sections below, look for the instructions that apply to your situation.

Get an Account

If you don't have an account yet, request one online. Once it has been created, you'll then need to activate it:

Account activation for new Members

Account activation for new Lab Users

Log In

Most of your computing will probably take place on Winstat, the SSCC's Windows Terminal Server farm:

Using Winstat

The SSCC also has computer labs in the Sewell Social Sciences Building.

If you are an SSCC Member and need more computing power, you may want to use our Linux computing cluster, Linstat. Lab Users do not have access to Linstat.

Using Linstat

Learn More

The SSCC Knowledge Base should be your first resource for learning about the SSCC or statistical computing in general. Knowledge Base articles can teach how to use SSCC resources, like email or Condor. Articles on statistical computing range from general introductions to Stata and SAS to specifics like bootstrapping and working with hierarchical data. Some especially good places to start are:

Welcome to the SSCC!

Welcome to the SSCC! (For Lab Users)

SSCC Services

SSCC Handbook

Get Help

For help with general computing issues, contact the SSCC Help Desk.

For statistical consulting, start by contacting the SSCC Help Desk. This could be anything from "Why is my Stata program crashing?" to "What model should I use for these data?"

For help with personal computers, SSCC Members should go to the SSCC Help Desk. Lab Users should go SSCC Help Desk if they're having trouble connecting to Winstat, but for general PC support they'll need to go to DoIT or other outside sources.