Virtual Data Enclave Documentation

This page holds documentation on various aspects of using the Virtual Data Enclave(VDE) service that ICPSR offers. Please review the various links and documents below for more information about the usage of the VDE and programs within it.

VDE User Guide

This guide will teach you more about the general usage of the VDE.

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VMware Client Downloads

Click the button below to go to the downloads page for the VMware Horizon Clients. These are hosted on Dropbox by the MiDesktop team.


VMware Client Installation Guide

Click the link above to learn about how to install the VMWare Client required for accessing the VDE.

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Contributed Stata Ado Files in the VDE

This brief guide covers the usage of non-default Stata commands inside the VDE.

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Use of R Packages in the VDE

This guide provides advice and instructions about the usage of the R statistical programming language inside the VDE.

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User Support

Need help with the VDE? Check out our FAQ page and if that doesn't answer your question, please contact our support team by emailing us at:

Frequently Asked Questions

Software Available in the VDE

Curious what software is available in the VDE? Here's the currently available software and the currently deployed version.

  • 7zip 23.01
  • Acrobat Reader DC 2023.003.20215
  • Aconda Python distribution 2022.10 w/ Python 3.9
  • ArcGIS Desktop w/ background geoprocessing add-on 10.8.1
  • IBM SPSS Amos
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • IrfanView 4.6
  • Matlab R2023aU3
  • MAXQDA 2022
  • Microsoft Edge 114.0.1823.79
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 Version 1808 Build 10400.20007
  • Mplus combo 8.9
  • Notepad++ 8.5.4
  • Notepad++ plugin: Compare 2.02
  • Notepad++ plugin: DSpellCheck 1.4.24
  • PROC LCA & LTA 1.3.2
  • R 4.3.1
  • RStudio Desktop 2023.06.0+421
  • SAS 9.4
  • Sassafras KeyServer Platform Client
  • SRCware 0.3
  • Stat/Transfer 16
  • Stata/MP 17
  • SUDAAN SAS-callable 11.0.3