Irish Social Science Data Archive

The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is Ireland’s leading centre for quantitative data acquisition, preservation, and dissemination. Based at UCD Library, its mission is to ensure wide access to quantitative datasets in the social sciences, and to advance the promotion of international comparative studies of the Irish economy and Irish society.



Visit our Help section for:

Accessing Data

3 Simple Steps to Apply for Data

  1. Identify the dataset(s) you require.
  2. Complete the request form‌. (This form is requested by the data providers.)
  3. Send the signed consent form by email, or to: ISSDA, UCD Library, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. 

Data can be delivered online or via post. If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact us at