What can I do with ICPSR?
ICPSR is the world’s largest collection of digital social science data covering topics as diverse as health care, aging, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, education and more. These data can be used for research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers or theses. ICPSR has a myriad of resources and specialized collections, such as:
- Health and Medical Care Archive: the archive of the Robert Wood Johnson foundation
- National Addiction and HIV Data Program: an archive to facilitate research on drug addiction and HIV infection
- National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging: an archive of gerontological research
- Patient-Centered Outcomes Data Repository: an archive of PCORI data on clinical effectiveness and healthcare delivery
- An extensive bibliography to see how other researchers have analyzed data
- Learning guides, exercise modules, assignment builders and more
Thanks to the UCSF Library, all UCSF staff, students, and faculty have free access to the extensive ICPSR public and restricted data holdings. Access is direct and quick via the ICPSR website.
Build computational skills during the ICPSR Summer Program
In addition to the rich data collections, ICPSR also hosts an annual summer training program in Ann Arbor Michigan. ICPSR’s summer training program offers courses in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social science methodology. Courses are for beginning or advanced students of quantitative methods. The program attracts university faculty and researchers, graduate students, and nonacademic research scientists. As members of ICPSR, the UCSF community receives discounted tuition and scholarships are also available (apply by March 28).
Learn more and check out the full list of workshops on the summer program website.
Get Help with ICPSR
Want to learn more about ICPSR, get help accessing data, or arrange a demo for you team? Contact Data Services Librarian Ariel Deardorff at firstname.lastname@example.org.