About us

The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is Ireland’s leading centre for quantitative data acquisition, preservation, and dissemination. 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.

It holds a range of key Irish and international comparative datasets, and makes them available for secondary analysis by students, academics, and researchers in the public and commercial sectors.

All data disseminated by ISSDA have undergone rigorous checks to ensure that they have been fully anonymised, thus protecting the individual data confidentiality.

ISSDA is committed to maintaining these data resources for the long term, ensuring that, as data formats evolve and advance, the archive’s holdings are always available in easily accessible forms.

This website contains full details of ISSDA's holdings, please contact us if you require further information.

ISSDA's activities had been made possible by a grant under Cycle 4 of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions.  PRTLI is part of Ireland's EU Structural Funds Programme 2007-2013, which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union, "Investing in Your Future". It is currently being supported by UCD Library.