I C P S R Institutional Repository Partnership Project


Since every institution will have different capabilities and needs, we will develop a menu of services that ICPSR and other social science data archives can provide to institutional repositories for archiving social science data. These services may include:

  • Data recovery from obsolete file formats and media
  • Data transformation and normalization tools
  • Treating unusual and non-preservation file formats (e.g., Excel files, databases)
  • Disclosure analysis
  • Management of the dissemination of confidential data
  • Codebook validation
  • Metadata construction, editing, and integration with repository
  • Links in the social science data archive catalog to data in institutional repositories
  • Building support network (who's available to contact about X, Y, or Z)