Love Data Week 2020 with ICPSR (Feb. 10-14)

Love Data Week is February 10 through 14, 2020


Thank you!


Thanks to everyone who participated in Love Data Week 2020! Take a look at the ICPSR Love Data Week 2020 playlist on YouTube to see all the webinars and videos, and visit the Adopt a Dataset Wall of Honor to see the adopted data. Please join us again next year for #LoveData21.


The following information will remain available for reference.


Schedule of events


Love Data 2020 focused on working with students to help them get to know the data specialists at their institution, the kinds of work they do, and the data and associated issues that these data specialists engage with.  ICPSR's events included:


Additional Love Data Week events are listed here: Love Data Week 2020 International Events


Downloadable Presentations


For our member institutions, we created a downloadable PowerPoint slide deck with information on using ICPSR data for papers, projects and more. Download the ICPSR Love Data Week Presentation slides

Downloadable ICPSR Love Data Week slides

Getting a head start on Love Data week? See our Presentation Slides from "Sneak Peek: Love Data Week with ICPSR"


Adopt a Dataset at ICPSR

2020 Adoptable Datasets

(Adoptions are closed for 2020, please join us again in 2021.)

Health and Relationships Project, United States, 2014-2015 (ICPSR 37404)Survey of Midlife in Japan (MIDJA 2): Biomarker Project, 2013-2014 (ICPSR 36530) ^
National Survey of Health Attitudes, [United States], 2015 (ICPSR 37405) ^American National Election Studies (ANES) 2016 Time Series Study (ICPSR 36824)
Comparative Taxation Dataset on 40 Countries and Areas, 1870-2001 (ICPSR 37365)Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America, 2013 (ICPSR 37491)
National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey, 1987 [Reformatted Files] (ICPSR 2315)Current Population Survey, September 2017: Volunteering and Civic Life Supplement ^
2015 Chicago Council Survey of American Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy (ICPSR 36437) ^Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th- & 10th-Grade Surveys), 2018 (ICPSR 37415) ^
Changing Climates of Conflict: A Social Network Experiment in 56 Schools, New Jersey, 2012-2013 (ICPSR 37070) ^Boston Rehabilitative Impairment Study of the Elderly (Boston RISE), 2009-2014 (ICPSR 37045) *
Mapping Congress: Roll Call Votes of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1862-1865 (ICPSR 36109)The Great Smoky Mountains Study (GSMS): Alcohol, Cannabis, Depression Disorders, North Carolina, 1992-2003 (ICPSR 37221) *
Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study [United States] Public-Use Files (ICPSR 36498)Gates Millennial Scholar (GMS) Administrative Data, United States, 2000-2016 (ICPSR 36877)
National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA): Land Cover by Census Tract, United States, 2001-2016Appealing to the Base or to the Moveable Middle? Incumbents’ Partisan Messaging Before the 2016 U.S. Congressional Elections
National Survey of Parents, 1999-2001 (ICPSR 4247)Study of Jazz Artists 2001 [United States] (ICPSR 35593)
The Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault (HBCU-CSA) Study, 2008 (ICPSR 31301) **Data Bank of Assassinations, 1948-1967 (ICPSR 5208)
Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, 2010-2015 (ICPSR 36696) **Long-Term Effects of Law Enforcement's Post-9/11 Focus on Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, 2007-2010, United States (ICPSR 29461) **
A Behavioral Study of the Radicalization Trajectories of American "Homegrown" Al Qaeda-Inspired Terrorist Offenders, 2001-2015 [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 36452) **Firearm Legislation and Firearm Violence Across Space and Time, United States, 1970-2012 (ICPSR 36688) **
Aligning Forces for Quality Evaluation: Consumer Survey Round 2, 2011-2012 (ICPSR 37220) *Nang Rong Projects [Thailand] (ICPSR 4402) *
National Surveys on Energy and the Environment, Fall 2008 and Fall 2015 (ICPSR 36368)Or choose any dataset from the ICPSR archive

Already adopted a dataset? Look for your name on the Adopt a Dataset Wall of Honor!

^ indicates Online Analysis availability
* indicates the presence of restricted-access data
** indicates fully restricted; documentation and/or data-related publications may be available to explore


Frequently Asked Questions


When do dataset adoptions close?

Dataset adoptions close at 5pm EST on the last day of Love Data Week. 


What does it mean to adopt a dataset?

Adopting a dataset is kind of like adopting a dog, except less messy. When you fill out your Dataset Adoption Form, you can expect to feel warm fuzzies and a deep sense of pride. You'll receive a digital Certificate of Adoption and, if you choose, your name will appear on the Adopt a Dataset Wall of Honor, along with others who have adopted their own datasets.

Your role is to bring your dataset to life by learning about the information it contains and introducing it to anyone who hasn't met it before (by sharing via email and social media).


How do I adopt a dataset?

(Datasets will become available for adoption again in 2021)

  1. Review the list of datasets available for adoption (or choose from any dataset in the ICPSR holdings
  2. Fill out the Dataset Adoption Form
  3. You'll be directed to your adoption certificate and other resources


I adopted a dataset, now what?

  • Download your dataset, including any accompanying documentation
  • Get to know your data. Is it numeric? Is it category? Is it messy?
  • Find something interesting, like an unexpected variable. Share your new fact with ICPSR by sending us an email or using #ICPSR on social media (don't forget to use #LoveData20 too!)
  • Share your dataset! Send an email like the one below to friends, family, coworkers, and students. Encourage them to adopt their own datasets!
  • Join us at one of the virtual Love Data Week events listed in the table at the top of this page.
  • Look for your name on the Adopt a Dataset Wall of Honor


Did you adopt a dataset? Share the good news!


Copy/paste any of the messages below, fill in the blanks, and send.

Email template: I just adopted a dataset for Love Data Week! My dataset is called _______. Some things that stood out to me in the data were ________. You can adopt a dataset, too! Visit to learn more.

Twitter template: I just adopted an @ICPSR dataset for Love Data Week! My dataset is called ____. One fact I was surprised to learn from these data was ______. You can adopt a dataset, too! Visit to learn more. #LoveData20 #ICPSR

Instagram/Facebook template: I just adopted an @ICPSR dataset for Love Data Week! My dataset is called ____. One fact I was surprised to learn from these data was ______. You can adopt a dataset, too! Visit to learn more. #LoveData20 #ICPSR


Add one of these images to your email or social media posts 


Drag and drop these images to your desktop, or use directly on Instagram Stories and other social media. Don't forget to tag #ICPSR!

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Add one of these images to your email signature, too! 


Adopt a Dataset image for email signature from ICPSR  

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Questions? Contact ICPSR Membership Experience Manager Anna Shelton.

*Note: adopting a dataset does not imply, of course, that you own the data. You are now a champion of this dataset, but all terms and conditions still apply.



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