Core Partners

Among ICPSR Thematic Collections is a small core of long-term archiving projects that represent sustained commitment and support by the project sponsors. These sponsors have worked with ICPSR over many years to enhance and preserve substantial data collections, build improved tools for online data analysis, and increase the research tools available to users.

Research Connections (RC) offers a comprehensive, easily searchable collection of more than 15,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education. The site offers the most current publications, as well as links to child care policy statements.

DSDR provides resources to demographic data producers and users, including confidentiality and disclosure review, restricted data contract development and data dissemination, a searchable index of important demography and population study data, and a catalogue of publications using data indexed.

HMCA preserves and disseminates data collected by research projects funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans.

The Measures of Effective Teaching(MET) project is the largest study of classroom teaching ever conducted in the United States. Supported by a grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MET researchers collected a variety of indicators of teaching quality over a two year period (AY 2009-2010 and AY 2010-2011) in the classrooms of more than 2500 fourth- through ninth-grade teachers working in 317 schools located in six large school districts in the United States.

NAHDAP acquires, preserves and disseminates data relevant to drug addiction and HIV research. By preserving and making available an easily accessible library of electronic data on drug addiction and HIV infection in the United States, NAHDAP offers scholars the opportunity to conduct secondary analysis on major issues of social and behavioral sciences and public policy. NAHDAP was established at ICPSR in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

NACDA acquires and provides access to data relevant to gerontological research with an emphasis on major issues of scientific and policy relevance.

NACJD facilitates research in criminal justice and criminology through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources. NACJD also promotes original research based on archived data and provides specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data.

NADAC provides free and easy access to data on the value and impact of the arts in individuals and communities.

RCMD provides educators, researchers, and students with data resources so that they can produce analysis of issues affecting racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. RCMD provides access and analytic tools enhancements to use of the vast array of available data. The archive collection allows researchers to track changes in outcomes and status of minority populations and contributing factors. Access to RCMD data is available to anyone at an ICPSR member university or institution.

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