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



What is the ICPSR?


The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Through the ICPSR you can gain access to data from 11,000 studies - with a total of 5.2 million variables in total!

ICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities for present and future generations.


Accessing the ICPSR


The Irish Social Science Data Archive holds a national subscription to ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research), with funding having been made possible under Cycle 4 of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions.

This means that access to the ICPSR is available to all interested staff and students in Irish universities through a campus-based PC at no cost to the user.

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


Thematic Data Collections of the ICPSR


Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

CivicLEADS- Civic Learning, Engagement & Action Data Sharing


Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR)

The Education Research Data Sharing Initiative

Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens

Health and Medical Care Archive

Linkage Library

Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database

National Addiction & HIV Archive Program (NAHDAP)

National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture (NADAC)

NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive

Open Data Flint


Resource for Minority Data (RCMD)

U.S. Census Data


To view the full offering of the ICPSR please visit the ICPSR website at the following page: