Publications and Promotional Materials

ICPSR publishes several regular publications for its members as well as a variety of materials to educate students and faculty about its services.


Annual Report: The 2015-2016 version (2.7 MB) features ICPSR's new initiatives, highlights of the year, and a financial summary. Previous annual reports are also available to ICPSR members.

ICPSR Bulletin: A report on research, data science, and other developments at ICPSR, published three times a year on the Web. Read the most recent issue (3.1 MB). Browse past issues (to 1976).

ICPSR DataBytes: An electronic newsletter containing timely announcements and updates on ICPSR and its sponsored projects, delivered to subscribed members of icpsr-announce and published four times a year. Read the most recent issue (Spring 2017) or browse past issues.

Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving: Best Practice Throughout the Data Life Cycle, 5th Edition: The fifth edition retains many of the key concepts from the previous editions and has updated information related to data management plans, video files, respondent disclosure protection, and virtual data enclaves.

Official Representative Handbook: A thorough orientation to ICPSR services for the Official Representatives of member institutions.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Paper Competition: ICPSR annually invites submissions to the competition from graduate and undergraduate students and recent graduates. View the 2017 Research Paper Competition flyer.

Promotional Materials

Information about ICPSR Information on specific academic fields
User Manual: Your Guide to Data Resources and User Support (334 KB) Brochure: Benefits of Sharing and Archiving Data (304 KB)
General Brochure (1.1 MB)Brochure: Teaching and Learning with ICPSR (393 KB)
Summer Program Brochure (296 KB) Brochure: Specialized Data Collections (385 KB)
Summer Program Poster (784 KB)Brochure: Resource Center for Minority Data (340 KB) Brochure: Behavioral and Social Sciences (379 KB)
  Guide for Sociology | PowerPoint (1.8 MB), Word (2.4 MB)
  Guide for Economics | PowerPoint (2.1 MB), Word (1.2 MB) Bookmark: ICPSR in Behavioral Sciences (310 KB)
  Guide for Political Science | PowerPoint (1.9 MB), Word (2.7 MB) Bookmark: ICPSR in Economics (187 KB)
Bookmark: ICPSR Bibliography of Data-Related Literature (459 KB) Bookmark: ICPSR in Education (191 KB)
Bookmark: ICPSR Restricted-Use Data Management (209 KB) Bookmark: ICPSR in Political Science (187 KB)
openICPSR: Public-Access Data Sharing at ICPSR Brochure (450 KB)Bookmark: ICPSR in Sociology (215 KB)

Promoting ICPSR on Your Campus

These materials can help with on-campus presentations on what ICPSR has to offer.

Templates Workshop Materials
Promotion calendar and checklist (2 MB) — Recommended calendar of promotional activities regarding ICPSR resources and events throughout the academic seasonWorkshop Checklist (2 MB) — Chronological checklist of steps for preparing, promoting, and conducting workshops on ICPSR resources
Email announcement to introduce ICPSR to campus unitsICPSR Workshop Presentation (PowerPoint ZIP 43 MB) — Customizable presentation with a "Notes view" that includes suggestions on topics to cover on each slide
Short description for campus and departmental newslettersEmail and Newsletter announcement templates — Customizable announcements of upcoming ICPSR-related workshops held locally
Email announcement describing the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social ResearchWorkshop announcement poster and flyer — Customizable templates for printing locally with space for adding date/time, location, etc. Two sizes are available — the 11" x 17" poster (32 KB) and the 8.5" x 11" flyer (333 KB).

Request Promotional Materials

Order printed copies of ICPSR's promotional materials by using the Promotional Materials Request Form.

Linking to ICPSR

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