ICPSR (Inter-university consortium for political and social research) data

Please spread the word… if you have students and/or scholars who would benefit from social science data:

We now have access to ICPSR data!

This collection of data could be useful for studies and research in sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations – it has a strong focus on data relating to the USA.

ICPSR is the world’s largest collection of digital social science data – http://www.icpsr.umich.edu.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

For finding data, please go to

All University of Cambridge staff and students have access to the extensive ICPSR data holdings via any computer on campus (via IP-recognition).

Access is direct and quick by accessing the ICPSR website at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu or from the link on the eresources@cambridge A-Z Economics page (or main index A-Z).

First-time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account; thereafter, you will need your email address and password to download data.

At present access is not available off campus.

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