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A data archive of social and behavioral research


ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

ICPSR collaborates with a number of funders, including U.S. statistical agencies and foundations, to create thematic data collections and data stewardship and research projects.


ICPSR offers a multitude of tools and resources to users. Explore some of what they offer below. To get the full benefit of ICPSR, you will need to create a MyData account.

ICPSR Representatives

Erin Hofmann, Official Representative

Erica Finch, Designated Representative


This guide borrows text directly from ICPSR.