About Us

ISPS brings nearly half a century of experience with student programs, and a reputation for high-quality research to launch it’s newest project – The Policy Lab. Housed at the heart of undergraduate student activity at 77 Prospect Street, The Policy 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 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. With state-of-the-art facilities, leading faculty collaborators, and ties to key local actors and agencies, The Lab is poised to help improve local policy initiatives and make New Haven a national model of research-community partnerships.