How to Become a Member or Subscribe to ICPSR

Joining ICPSR is straightforward and easy to do. If your institution would like to become a member or subscribe to ICPSR, simply submit a Membership Application form. Membership or subscription obligations include:

  • Agreement to use data responsibly
  • Payment of annual dues
  • Designation of an Official Representative to be the primary contact for communication between your member institution and ICPSR

Application Form

Download the ICPSR Membership Application (Word 637K). Return the completed form to ICPSR Membership Director Linda Detterman.

Annual Dues

Fiscal Year 2018 Dues

Dues for US academic institutions are based on the institution's 2000 classification in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Annual dues for these institutions are based on a fiscal year that runs July 1 through June 30 and are as follows:
 

Carnegie CategoryFY2018 Dues
Doctoral Research Extensive$17,400
Doctoral Research Intensive$9,900
Master's Comprehensive I and II$7,100
BA Universities$2,200
Specialized Institutions$2,200
Associate/Community Colleges$1,765

 
Dues for nonprofit, government, and academic institutions outside the United States, and for commercial subscribers are based upon the institution's size and use of data resources. There are four levels of Associate membership or subscription. Annual dues (running through FY2018, which ends June 30, 2018) for these institutions are as follows:
 

LevelDues
Associate I$16,550
Associate II$11,000
Associate III$5,550
Associate IV$2,200

Fiscal Year 2019 Dues

Beginning July 1, 2018, dues for US academic institutions are based on the 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. For Doctoral/Research institutions, rates are based on a combination of the 2000 and 2015 classification. Find your FY2019 category (Excel).

2015 Carnegie Category 2000 Carnegie Category FY2019 Dues
Doctoral University Highest Research Activity Extensive $19,300
Doctoral University Higher Research Activity Extensive $18,300
Doctoral University Higher Research Activity Intensive $10,400
Doctoral University Moderate Research Activity Intensive $9,000
Master's Large   $7,300
Master's Medium   $3,000
Master's Small   $2,600
Baccalaureate/Specialized   $2,400
Associate/Community College   $600
High School   $500

Dues for nonprofit, government, and academic institutions outside the United States, and for commercial subscribers are based upon the institution's size and use of data resources. There are four levels of Associate membership or subscription. Annual dues (beginning on July 1, 2018) for these institutions are found below. Note that other national memberships associated with ICPSR membership will notice a five percent increase from the membership fees experienced in FY 2018.

Level Dues
Associate I $17,400
Associate II $11,550
Associate III $5,800
Associate IV $2,400

Posted 6/22/2017