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

Topic/focus: Behavior, Other
Year(s): Varies
Source: Varies
Study and sample characteristics: Varies depending on database
Universe: Varies depending on database
Variables: Varies depending on database
Access: Majority of the datasets are considered public use, restricted data requires special access
Cost: Free; MCW is a member institution
Key web links: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
MCW Official Representative: Kirsten Beyer (
MCW Designated Representative: Tom Chelius (

Summary: An international consortium of about 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.