Data Sharing for Demographic Research
A data archive for demography and population sciences

NICHD-funded Population Centers

The Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR) project is fully funded through the Populations Dynamics Branch (PDB) of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). In addition to funding individual projects, PDB also provides support for multi-site research networks, large-scale long-term studies, and scientific programs and initiatives on focused topics within its portfolio. The DSDR project is one of these special projects.

Part of the mission of DSDR is to work with NICHD-funded population centers throughout the US. Below is a list of all population centers that are members of the Association of Population Centers. Please contact the relevant center for additional information.

Also listed are US and international population associations.

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Berkeley Population Center

University of California, Berkeley

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BPC is a program to support innovative research on our signature themes of Reproduction & HIV, Inequalities & Opportunities, Health Disparities, Behavioral Economics and Formal Demography.

California Center for Population Research

University of California, Los Angeles

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The California Center for Population Research at UCLA is a campus-wide research cooperative. With more than 90 faculty and 90 graduate student affiliates from a wide array of disciplines, CCPR fosters a lively intellectual environment and multidisciplinary perspective on research and training in the population sciences.

Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health

Northwestern University

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C2S faculty are forging new paths to create better understanding of, and improvement in, human health and social outcomes. They recognize that such an effort requires complex modeling of the interplay between biological processes and environmental influences.

Center for Demographic and Social Analysis

University of California, Irvine

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C-DASA is the focal point for a host of population-related research activities at UCI. Expertise in child and youth outcomes; demographic, spatial and social network methodologies; social inequality; and health and well-being make C-DASA a leading center for research on the well-being of local, national, and global populations. C-DASA provides small seed grants to encourage multi-disciplinary projects, collaborative studies, grant proposals, and research by junior faculty.

Center for Demography and Ecology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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CDE is a multi-disciplinary faculty research cooperative for social scientific demographic research whose membership includes sociologists, rural sociologists, economists, epidemiologists, and statisticians.

Center for Demography & Population Health

Florida State University

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CDPH supports evidence-based public policy through its interdisciplinary research on demographic processes and population health; trains Master's students seeking careers as applied demographers; and mentors doctoral students in social demography, population economics, social epidemiology, and environment and health.

Center for Family and Demographic Research

Bowling Green State University

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CFDR is dedicated to research, training, and service in family demography. CFDR integrates demographic methods, data, and perspectives with other social scientific approaches to understand family formation and stability in addition to well-being across the life course. A special focus of research by CFDR affiliates is attention to development and social context.

Center for Population Dynamics

Arizona State University

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CePoD is a transdisciplinary research center drawing scholars who are interested in broad aspects of population research. The Center is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, a vibrant, rapidly growing urban community of the American Southwest. We pursue novel avenues of population research in local, regional, national and international settings.

Center for Population Research in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health

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The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health works to make life healthier for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community. We do this through research and evaluation, education and training, and public health advocacy.

Center for Public Information on Population Research

Population Reference Bureau

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The Center for Public Information on Population Research at the Population Reference Bureau explains and publicizes the findings of population research and their implications. The Center serves the entire field of population sciences by translating research into information that can be used by decisionmakers in the public and private sectors, individuals, and families.

Center for Social and Demographic Analysis

The University at Albany, SUNY

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The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981 to provide a strong research infrastructure for scholarship in the social sciences at the University at Albany. It emphasizes support for interdisciplinary population research, especially the analysis of spatial inequalities (paying attention to processes of urban and regional development and their impacts on residents) and concerns for vulnerable populations (defined by race and ethnicity, age, social class, and nativity).

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

University of Washington

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The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology supports population research and training at the University of Washington. It also functions as a regional center that gives population scientists at affiliated institutions in the Pacific Northwest access to cutting-edge demographic infrastructure and services.

Columbia Population Research Center

Columbia University

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CPRC is a multidisciplinary community of scholars unified by a commitment to research that addresses the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations in the context of local and global inequalities and that informs policies affecting those populations. CPRC promotes research in four signature areas: children, youth, and families; gender, sexuality, health and HIV; immigration/migration; and urbanism.

Cornell Population Program

Cornell University

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The CPC supports demographic research relating broadly to four core themes: (1) families and children; (2) health behaviors and disparities; (3) poverty and inequality; and (4) immigration and diversity.

CUNY Institute for Demographic Research

City University of New York

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The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) is part of a CUNY-wide initiative, bringing together a core commitment from four campuses and associated faculty affiliates from throughout the City University of New York. CIDR aims to have strong linkages, both formal and informal, with other demographically oriented institutions and agencies in the New York area.

CU Population Program Institute of Behavioral Science

University of Colorado at Boulder

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An interdisciplinary perspective, an international scope, and an applied focus characterize the Population Program's research and training activities.

Duke Population Research Institute

Duke University

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The Duke University Population Research Institute is an interdisciplinary research organization bringing together researchers from the biological, economic, mathematical, psychological, statistical, sociological, and policy sciences at Duke.

Environment, Population, and Health

East-West Center

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The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.

Guttmacher Institute

New York

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The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policy and program development.

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Harvard University

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We bring together scientists from all corners of the Harvard campus—and beyond—to make exciting advances in population research. With seven billion people living on the planet and a projected nine billion by 2050, our focus is on examining the most nuanced trends and important challenges in this century.

Hopkins Population Center

Johns Hopkins University

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From its inception, the vision underlying the HPC has been the highest quality research, resulting from interactions among population researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, aided by state-of-the-art research infrastructure.

Initiative in Population Research

Ohio State University

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The Institute for Population Research was established in 2000 with the goal of building a multidisciplinary population and health research center of excellence at The Ohio State University.

International Health and Development

ICF Macro

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Since our founding 45 years ago, ICF has steadily built a reputation as one of the leading professional services firms in North America.

Asociación Latinoamericana de Población

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La Asociación Latinoamericana de Población - ALAP, es una organización científica que aglutina a más de quinientos investigadores, estudiantes y otros profesionales de veintinueve países, interesados en estudios de Población de América Latina y el Caribe.

Population Association of America

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PAA is a non-profit, scientific, professional organization that promotes research on population issues.

Asian Population Association

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Membership is for all who made contributions to the scientific study of population issues through their research, teaching, writing, or other related activities.

International Academic Forum

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Headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, and registered as a Non-Profit Organization, IAFOR is an independent think tank committed to the deeper understanding of contemporary geo-political transformation, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region.

Population Association of Southern Africa

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The Population association of Southern Africa (PASA) hosts annual population conferences at the North West University. The PASA Conference is a general scientific conference aimed at advancing population scholarship in the region through sharing of population related research and programs, interaction of scholars and practitioners, as well as exposure to new methods and issues in demography.

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

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The IUSSP mission is to promote the scientific study of population, encourage exchange between researchers around the globe, and stimulate interest in population issues.

Maryland Population Research Center

University of Maryland

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Drawing together leading scholars from diverse disciplines to support, produce, and promote population-related research of the highest scientific merit

Minnesota Population Center

University of Minnesota

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MPC is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research, serving more than 80 faculty members and research scientists at the University of Minnesota. As a leading developer and disseminator of demographic data, we also serve a broader audience of some 50,000 demographic researchers worldwide.

Office of Population Research

Princeton University

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OPR is a leading demographic research and training center. OPR has a distinguished history of contributions in formal demography and the study of fertility change. In recent years there has been increasing research activity in the areas of health and wellbeing, social demography, and migration and urbanization.

Oklahoma Population Institute

University of Oklahoma

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The Oklahoma Population Institute is dedicated to research and training in demography, and to building a community of demographers on the University of Oklahoma campus. Because population processes and structures interact with the majority of scientific and public policy agendas, OPI researchers seek to use demographic methods and perspectives to understand the important social problems and policy issues of our day.

Population Council

New York

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The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues. From its beginning, the Council has given voice and visibility to the world's most vulnerable people. We increase awareness of the problems they face and offer evidence-based solutions.

Population Research Center NORC and the University of Chicago

University of Chicago

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The Population Research Center at NORC and the University of Chicago, now in its 30th year, is an interdisciplinary research center designed to facilitate high-quality population research conducted by its researchers.

Population Research Center

RAND Corporation

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RAND research on population and aging analyzes demographic and immigration trends and explores a range of issues, from family planning to religion to discrimination. RAND also studies vulnerable populations—such as the elderly and the poor—analyzing retirement and other aspects of financial decisionmaking, welfare, and end-of-life issues.

Population Research Center

The University of Texas at Austin

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The Population Research Center is an interdisciplinary research unit of the University of Texas at Austin that provides support for population-related research projects at UT. Faculty researchers come from departments all across campus. Our researchers' projects focus primarily on health disparities, parenting, partnering and human development, educational inequality and opportunity, and socioeconomic inequality and work.

Population Research Institute

The Pennsylvania State University

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The Population Research Institute (PRI) encourages, organizes, and supports innovative research and training in the population sciences. With the talents of more than 70 outstanding scholars, PRI provides a supportive and collegial environment to stimulate collaborative, externally funded research. PRI is an NICHD-supported population center.

Population Studies and Training Center

Brown University

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Bringing together researchers and questions from diverse disciplines to help understand the world around us.

Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research

University of Michigan

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Michigan's Population Studies Center, established in 1961, has a rich history as an interdisciplinary community of scholars in population research and training.

Population Studies Center

University of Pennsylvania

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Since its founding in 1962, the PSC is characterized by remarkable continuity in the production of high-quality research even as the composition of its Research Associates has changed and their research interests have evolved.

Southern California Population Research Center

University of Southern California

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The University of Southern California Dornsife Population Research Center was founded as an interdisciplinary center for population research focused on the incredibly vast and diverse Southern California region. Our mission is to act as the flagship center at USC to foster and support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects in the population sciences across USC colleges and departments.

UNC Carolina Population Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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The Carolina Population Center is a community of scholars and professionals collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods that advance understanding of population issues.