Applying for datasets held by the ISSDA

 

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 Making an application for data:

 

1)  Identify a dataset of interest. You can find a complete list on this page

2) Check that the dataset is available in a format you are familiar with

3) Download the relevant application form (Research Purposes or Teaching Purposes)

4) Complete all sections of the form. Sign the End User Licence by digital signature or by inserting a small image of your signature onto the form

5) Finally, email your completed application to issda@ucd.ie. We shall then assess your application! 

 

What can I use the datasets for? 

 

 

Research/Educational Purposes

 

By requesting the data for Research purposes you can use the data in your research project. This includes student projects or assignments that you may be working on. 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 forms should be 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, a small number of datasets may be used for commercial research and development purposes. Please contact us to enquire. 

 

The Datasets

 

The table below is a complete list of the datasets ISSDA currently holds.

 

 

 

 

Study Number 

 

Study

Datasets   

Data Provider

 Availability

Purpose

Formats

0001-00

Adapting to Diversity: Irish Schools and newcomer students

 2009

ESRI and Department of Education

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS

0002-00

Attitudes to older people in Ireland

2003

2008

 

Download

Research

Teaching

SPSS

0003-00

All Ireland Traveller Health Survey (AITHS)

 2007

School of Public Health & Population Science, University College Dublin

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS

0004-00

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

0007-00

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

0057-00

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

 2008 – 2011

Childhood Development Initiative (Tallaght West)

 Apply to ISSDA

 Research

Teaching

 SPSS 

0005-00

CDI: Mate-Tricks 

2012

 Childhood Development Initiative (Tallaght West) and Queen's University, Belfast

Apply to ISSDA

Research 

Teaching

 SPSS

0006-00

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

0007-00

0008-00

0009-00

Census of Population

COPSAR

1996

2002

2006

POWSAR

2002

SAPS

1981

1986

1991

1996

2002

CSO

Apply to ISSDA

Research 

Teaching

SPSS

 

 

SPSS

 

 CSV

 

 

0056-00

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

2008 – 2015

Northside Partnership; UCD Geary Institute 

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS

0010-00

The Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (CSPPA)

2009

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

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 SPSS

0011-00

CoHeart

2000/1 

Health Research Board

Apply to ISSDA

Research

 SPSS

0012-00

0013-00

Commission for Energy Regulation

Electricity Smart Meter

Gas Smart Meter

Commission for Energy Regulation

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 CSV

N/A

Cross National Comparative Data

Various

Various

 

 

 

0014-00

EU Referendums

Lisbon

2008

2009

Department of Foreign Affairs

Download

Research

Teaching

 SPSS

 0015-01 - 0015-15

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

2003-2016

2010 Module on Intra-household Finances 

2011 Module on Intergenerational Poverty 

Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 CSV

0018-00

Eurostudent

Round III
Round IV
Round V

HEA

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

Stata (III)
SPSS (IV)

N/A

Funded Project Data

 Various

Various

Download 

 

 

0019-00

 

Growing Up in Ireland (GUI), Infant Cohort

Wave 1 (9months)

Wave 2 (3 years)

Wave 3 (5years)

Wave 4 (7/8 years)

 

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

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS

SAS

Stata

0020-00

Growing Up in Ireland (GUI), Child Cohort

Wave 1 (9 years)

Wave 2 (13 years)

Wave 3 (17/18 years)

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

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS

SAS

Stata

0021-00

Healthy Ireland

2015

Department of Health

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SAS, Stata

0022-00

Household Budget Survey (HSB)

1987

1999-2000

2004-2005

2009-2010

2015-2016

CSO

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

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

0023-00

Insight '07

2007

HSE and the School of Public Health Physiotheraphy and Population Science, University College Dublin.

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS

0060-00

Irish EQ-5D-5L Survey

2015-2016

Health Research Board and Centre for Public Health, Queens University Belfast 

Apply to ISSDA

Research 

Teaching

Stata

0025-00

Irish National Election Study (INES)

2002-2007

ESRI, TCD and UCD

Download 

Research

Teaching

SPSS, Stata

0027-00 

Irish National Survey of Housing Quality (NSHQ)

2001/02

Department of the Environment and ESRI

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS

0026-00 

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

0028-00 

Irish Social and Political Attitudes Survey (ISPAS)

2001

ESRI, TCD and UCD

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS

0050-00

Irish Sports Monitor

2011

2013

Sport Ireland

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 SPSS

0024-00

Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships (ISSHR)

 

2006

ESRI, HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme

Apply to ISSDA 

Research

Teaching

SPSS, Stata

0029-00

Irish Survey of Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy (ICCP)

 

2004

2010

ESRI, HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS 

0030-00

Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE)

2014

2015

2016

2017

HEA and The Irish Survey of Student Engagement

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS

0061-00

Labour Force Survey

1998 - 2017

Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SAS

Stata

0031-00

Living in Ireland (LII)

 

 1994-2001

ESRI, European Community Household Panel (ECHP)

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS

0032-00

National Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Survey

 

2006

2008

ESRI and HRB

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS

0048-00

National Survey of Public Attitudes to Disability in Ireland

2006

2011

2017 

National Disability Authority (NDA)

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS

0045-00

National Travel Survey (NTS)

2009

CSO and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport 

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS, Stata, SAS and CSV

 0033-00

NCPP Surveys of Employee Attitudes

 

2003

2009

NCPP, ESRI and Amarach Research

Apply to ISSDA 

Research

SPSS 

 

0059-00

0058-00

Opinion Poll Data

2001-2008


2002-2005

Taylor Nelson Sofres MRBI 


Millward Brown 

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS 

0055-00

Preparing for Life collection (PFL), 2008 - 2015

 2008-2015

Northside Partnership; UCD Geary Institute 

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS, Stata

0035-00 

QNHS Special Module: Pensions data

Q1-2002, 

2005-2008, 

Q4-2009 

CSO

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

 Various

0036-00

QNHS Special Module: Disability data

Q2-2002

 CSO

 Apply to ISSDA

 

Research

Teaching

 Various

0037-00

QNHS Special Module: Voter Participation/Abstention data

Q3-2002 

CSO

 Apply to ISSDA

 

Research

Teaching

 Various

0038-00 

QNHS Special Module: Lifelong learning data

Q2-2003 

 CSO

 Apply to ISSDA

 

Research

Teaching

 Various

0039-00 

QNHS Special Module: Work organisation and working time data

Q2-2004 

 CSO

 Apply to ISSDA

 

Research

Teaching

 Various

0040-00

QNHS Special Module: Crime and victimisation

Q4-1998, Q4-2003 

 CSO

 Apply to ISSDA

 

Research

Teaching

 Various

0041-00 

QNHS Special Module: Health data

Q3-2001, 

Q3-2007, 

Q3-2010 

 CSO

 Apply to ISSDA

 

Research

Teaching

 Various

0042-00 

QNHS Special Module: Childcare data

Q4-2002, Q4-2007  

 CSO

 Apply to ISSDA

 

Research

Teaching

 Various

0043-00 

QNHS Special Module: Equality data

Q4-2004, Q4-2010 

 CSO

 Apply to ISSDA

 

Research

Teaching

 Various

0044-00 

 

QNHS Special Module: Childcare data

Q2-2004 

 CSO

 Apply to ISSDA

 

Research

Teaching

 Various

0046-00 

School Leavers Survey

1980-2007

ESRI and the Department of Education

Apply to ISSDA 

Research

SPSS 

0047-00 

SPHERE

 

HRB, Irish Heart Foundation, NUIG, QUB, RCSI

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

SPSS 

0054-00 

Student Activity and Sports Study Ireland (SASSI)

2014-2015

Student Sport Ireland

Apply to ISSDA

Research

SPSS

0049-00  

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 

0051-00 

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)

0052-00 

Teagasc National Farm Survey (NFS)

2000-2015

Teagasc

Apply to ISSDA 

Research

Excel 

0053-00

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Wave 1, version 1.8 

Wave 2, version 2.3

Wave 3, version 3.1

Harmonized TILDA

TCD, Irish Life, Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Department of Health 

Apply to ISSDA

Research

Teaching

Stata, SPSS

0063-00 

Ready to Learn (RTL) Baseline, 2008 

2008

QUB and Athlantic Philanthropies 

Apply to ISSDA 

Research

Teaching

SPSS

 

 

 

Distribution of Data

 

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

 

In addition to sending out data, ISSDA also sends users related 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.

 

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.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: issda@ucd.ie

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