ICPSR – Sharing data to advance science
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is one of the oldest and largest archives of social science data in the world. Founded in 1962, and hosted at the University of Michigan, staff at the ICPSR collect, curate, and make accessible more than 65,000 datasets for member organizations and the public at large. ICPSR has also offered a rigorous training program in social science methods through the ICPRS Summer Program since 1963. Middlebury is a member of ICPSR, so students, faculty, and staff at the College have full access to all of the un-restricted data in ICPSR’s archive, as well as membership discounts on attendance at ICPSR programs.
The ever-growing data archive hosted by ICPSR contains data that is useful for researchers across many disciplines, particularly political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education studies, and the humanities. Some examples of data hosted at the archive include the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive, the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health, the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, the National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture, and even the U.S. Census Data. If you want help accessing or using data from the ICPSR, you can contact our Data Services Librarian, Ryan Clement, to discuss how ICPSR data can be used in your research or classes.