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 access to quantitative datasets in the social sciences, and to advance the promotion of international comparative studies of the Irish economy and Irish society.



**ISSDA Reduced Service: Coronavirus (COVID-19)**
Following the Taoiseach’s announcement on 12th March 2020
ISSDA staff will be working from home so users may experience some reductions in service.

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Accessing Data

3 Simple Steps to Apply for Data

  1. Identify the dataset(s) you require.
  2. Complete the ISSDA Data Request Form for Research Purposes or ISSDA Data Request Form for Teaching Purposes. (This form is requested by the data providers.)
  3. Send the signed consent form by email

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