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Alternate Title(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

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Personal account required: In order to download data sets in this resource, you must create a free personal account on the site and be signed in.

Limitation on use: Unless noted otherwise, data available through ICPSR are available for use only to current Wilfrid Laurier University faculty, students and staff, for research and teaching purposes. Data users may not develop or derive for commercial sale any other product in machine-readable form that incorporates or uses any substantial part of the data available through these sites.


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.

ICPSR datasets may be downloaded in formats for a variety of statistical analysis programs such as SPSS, Stata, and SAS.

Laurier Library has provided this for many years via a coordinating deal with the Map & Data Library at University of Toronto. In 2021 this deal moved to CRKN.

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US and international datasets in criminology, demography, economics, health, political science, and sociology.




Mostly 1960s to present; some earlier

Page Owner: Matt Thomas

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Last Updated: May 1, 2024 4:42pm