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An international consortium of more than 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.
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Country: Canada, International, US
URL: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/landing.jsp McMaster UsersMore Info/Permalink
The ISSP is a cross-national collaboration programme conducting annual surveys on diverse topics relevant to social sciences.
Established in 1984 by its founding members Australia, Germany, Great Britain and the US, the ISSP has since included members covering various cultures around the globe. Its institutional members, each of them representing one nation, consist of academic organizations, universities, or survey agencies.
Since its foundation, over one million respondents have participated in the surveys of the ISSP. All collected data and documentation is available free of charge.
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Type: Microdata, Open Data
Country: International, US
URL: http://www.issp.org/menu-top/home/ All UsersMore Info/Permalink
A jointly funded project between the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and OntarioBuys provides university researchers with access to datasets in a web-based data extraction system delivered through the Scholars Portal model. The project targets Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The files are marked-up using DDI, an international, XML-based metadata tagging system which allows data resource discovery, distributed access, extraction and analysis ... researchers working with opinion polls will be able to search across hundreds of datasets and collections to see trends and historical patterns over time"--summarized from the project page.
Data Access: McMaster Users
Type: Microdata, Statistics
Country: Canada, US
URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://odesi2.scholarsportal.info/ McMaster UsersMore Info/Permalink