Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

About the study

The Irish Social Science Data Archive holds a national subscription to the ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) data archive, accessible to all interested staff and students in Irish universities. Funding for this national resource has been made possible by a grant to ISSDA under Cycle 4 of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions.

Established in 1962, ICPSR is an active partner in social science research and instruction throughout the world. ICPSR's unique combination of data resources, user support, and training in quantitative methods make it a vital resource for fostering inquiry and furthering the social sciences. 

ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. To ensure that data resources are available to future generations of scholars, ICPSR preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology warrant. 

Accessing the data

To access the ICPSR database, please set up a MyData account from a campus-based PC. Please note that this service is not available off campus.  If you encounter any problems in accessing this service, please contact ISSDA