Data

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

 

Research/Educational Purposes

The data held by ISSDA can be ordered via this ISSDA Data Request Form for Research Purposes (MS Word), which is also accessible on the webpages for the respective datasets. The form is an End User Licence, and users are legally bound by its terms. Please make sure that the form is fully completed and signed, otherwise, your application may be returned to you.

Completed EUL/application forms can be scanned and emailed to: issda@ucd.ie.

Teaching Purposes

Some datasets can be used for teaching purposes. Please check the dataset table below or individual dataset pages. There is a separate request form for teaching purposes, and you can find this on the individual dataset pages, where applicable. Teaching Request forms must be used if you plan on using the data in a classroom situation. This covers sharing of data with students in a classroom situation. Teaching requests are approved on a once-off module/workshop basis. Subsequent occurances of the module/workshop require a new teaching request form. 

If students will subsequently using data for projects/assignments they must submit their own request form for Research Purposes.

Please note that there may be additional delays with the application procedure for some of the datasets, as the data providers may need to be consulted. Please feel free to contact us with any queries.

Commercial Purposes

The datasets were deposited with ISSDA under the usage condition of research and education use only. However, some datasets can be used for commercial research and development purposes. Please contact us to enquire. 

 

 

DATA PROTECTION

The ISSDA Data Protection Policy outlines how we collect and use personal data (information) about individuals requesting access to data in the Archive.

DISTRIBUTION OF DATA

Most datasets will be distributed via an online download service, called FileSender. The datasets are password protected and encrypted, and require either the following software, PKWARE (Windows only) zip reader or Keka (Mac), to decrypt the file. Further instructions will be sent with each dataset.

DATA FORMATS

Most of the data held by ISSDA is distributed in SPSS, SAS or Stata formats. In some cases, data are provided in MS Excel or comma separated values (CSV) formats. Please check the relevant dataset to check the format of the data before making your request, as it is not be possible to supply data in formats other than those supplied to us by the Data Provider.

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation is supplied for the most part in PDF format, with a smaller number of files coming in either MS Word and plain text formats.

AVAILABLE DATA

A full list of all available data is available below. Known up-coming releases will be made available shortly.

 
StudyDatasets   Data ProviderAvailabilityPurposeFormats
Adapting to Diversity: Irish Schools and newcomer students   ESRI and Department of Education Apply to ISSDA Research SPSS
Ageism and Ageing 2003
2008
  Download Research

Teaching

SPSS
All Ireland Traveller Health Survey (AITHS)   School of Public Health & Population Science, University College Dublin Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS
CDI: Community Safety

2010

2011

Childhood Development Initiative (Tallaght West) and UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS
CDI: Doodle Den  2008-2011  Childhood Development Initiative (Tallaght West) and Centre for Effective Education, School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast  Apply to ISSDA  Research

 SPSS

CDI: Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), 2008 – 2011

 2008 – 2011 Childhood Development Initiative (Tallaght West)  Apply to ISSDA

 Research

Teaching

 SPSS 
CDI: Mate-Tricks  2012  Childhood Development Initiative (Tallaght West) and Queen's University, Belfast Apply to ISSDA

Research 

Teaching

 SPSS
CDI: Process Evaluation 2008-2012 Childhood Development Initiative (Tallaght West) and UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway  Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 SPSS
Census of Population COPSAR
1996
2002
2006

POWSAR
2002

SAPS
1981
1986
1991
1996
2002
CSO Apply to ISSDA

Research 

Teaching

SPSS

 

 

SPSS

 

 CSV

 

 

Children’s Profile at School Entry (CPSE) collection, 2008 – 2015
2008 – 2015

Northside Partnership; UCD Geary Institute 

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS
Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) 2009

Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork,
and
The Irish Sports Council

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 SPSS
CoHeart   Health Research Board Apply to ISSDA Research  SPSS
Commission for Energy Regulation

Electricity Smart Meter CBT

Gas Smart Meter CBT

Commission for Energy Regulation Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 CSV
Cross National Comparative Data Various Various      
EU Referendums

Lisbon

2008
2009
Department of Foreign Affairs Download Research

Teaching

 SPSS
EU Survey of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)

2003-2013

2010 Module on Intra-household Finances 

2011 Module on Intergenerational Poverty 

CSO Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 CSV

Eurostudent

Round III
Round IV
Round V

HEA Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

Stata (III)
SPSS (IV)

Funded Project Data  Various Various Download     
Growing Up in Ireland (GUI)

Infant Cohort

Wave1 (9mo)
Wave2 (3yrs)

Wave3 (5yrs)

Child Cohort

Wave1 (9yrs)
Wave1 (Time Use Data)
Wave2 (13yrs)

Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Department of Social Protection, CSO, ESRI and TCD Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 SPSS
Healthy Ireland

2015

Department of Health Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SAS, Stata

Household Budget Survey (HSB)

1987
1994/95
1999/2000
2004/05
2009/10

CSO Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS, Stata, SAS, CSV (1987, 1994/95, 1999/2000)
SPSS, Stata (2004/05)
SAS, CSV (2009/10)

Insight '07 (HSE)   HSE and the School of Public Health Physiotheraphy and Population Science, University College Dublin. Apply to ISSDA Research SPSS
Irish National Election Study (INES) 2002-2007 ESRI, TCD and UCD Download 

Research

Teaching

SPSS, Stata
Irish National Survey of Housing Quality (NSHQ) 2001/02 Department of the Environment and ESRI Apply to ISSDA Research SPSS
Irish National Time Use Survey 2005 ESRI and NDP Gender Equality Unit of the Department of Justice, Equality, and Law Reform Apply to ISSDA Research SPSS
Irish Social and Political Attitudes Survey (ISPAS) 2001 ESRI, TCD and UCD Apply to ISSDA Research SPSS
Irish Sports Monitor

2011

2013

Sport Ireland Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 SPSS
Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships (ISSHR) 2006 ESRI, HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme Apply to ISSDA 

Research

Teaching

SPSS, Stata
Irish Survey of Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy (ICCP) 2004
2010
ESRI, HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme Apply to ISSDA Research SPSS 
Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) 2014 HEA and The Irish Survey of Student Engagement Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS
Labour Force Survey 1995-1997 CSO Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 
Living in Ireland (LII)  1994-2001 ESRI, European Community Household Panel (ECHP) Apply to ISSDA Research SPSS
National Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Survey 2006
2008
ESRI and HRB Apply to ISSDA Research SPSS
National Travel Survey (NTS) 2009 CSO and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport  Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS, Stata, SAS and CSV
NCPP Surveys of Employee Attitudes 2003
2009
NCPP, ESRI and Amarach Research Apply to ISSDA  Research SPSS 
Opinion Poll Data

2001-2008


2002-2005

Taylor Nelson Sofres MRBI 


Millward Brown 

Apply to ISSDA Research

SPSS 

Preparing for Life collection (PFL), 2008 - 2015

 2008-2015 Northside Partnership; UCD Geary Institute  Apply to ISSDA Research SPSS
Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) - Microdata 1998-Q1 2017 CSO  Apply to ISSDA 

Research

Teaching

SAS, Stata

QNHS Special Modules

Health data
Q3-2001, Q3-2007, Q3-2010

Pensions data
Q1-2002, 2005-2008, Q4-2009

Disability data
Q2-2002

Childcare data
Q4-2002, Q4-2007

Lifelong learning data
Q2-2003

Crime and victimisation 
Q4-1998, Q4-2003.

Work organisation and working time data
Q2-2004

Equality data
Q4-2004, Q4-2010

Childcare data
Q2-2004

Voter Participation/Abstention data
Q3-2002

CSO Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 Various
School Leavers Survey 1980-2007 ESRI and the Department of Education Apply to ISSDA  Research SPSS 
SPHERE   HRB, Irish Heart Foundation, NUIG, QUB, RCSI Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS 
Student Activity and Sports Study Ireland (SASSI) 2014-2015 Student Sport Ireland Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS
Survey of Public Attitudes to Disability 2006
2011 
NDA Apply to ISSDA  Research SPSS 
Survey of Public Attitudes Towards Forestry in Ireland 1998  ESRI and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources  Apply to ISSDA  Research SPSS, Stata 
Survey on Lifestyle and Attitudes to Nutrition (SLÁN) 1998
2002
2007
ESRI, Department of Health & Children, and others  Apply to ISSDA 

Research

Teaching

SPSS (all three), and  Stata and SAS (1998 and 2002 only)
Teagasc National Farm Survey (NFS) 2000-2015 Teagasc Apply to ISSDA 

Research

Excel 
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Wave 1 

Wave 2

Harmonized TILDA

TCD, Irish LifeAtlantic Philanthropies, and the Department of Health  Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

Stata, SPSS

Tools