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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) : What is ICPSR?

What is ICPSR?

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of digital social science data. ICPSR provides data and resources to a community of hundreds of institutions around the world including students, scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, government officials, and the media.

ICPSR data and resources are available to Stanford University faculty, staff and students.

You can search ICPSR’s data holdings by keyword, browse by thematic categories, and search by individual variables (e.g. the questions asked in a survey).

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