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 654K). Return the completed form to ICPSR Membership Director Linda Detterman.

Annual Dues

Fiscal Year 2020 and 2021 Dues

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 FY2020/FY2021 category (Excel).

2015 Carnegie Category 2000 Carnegie Category FY2020
Jul 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Jul 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Doctoral University Highest Research Activity Extensive $19,300 $19,880
Doctoral University Higher Research Activity Extensive $18,300 $18,850
Doctoral University Higher Research Activity Intensive $10,400 $10,715
Doctoral University Moderate Research Activity Intensive $9,000 $9,270
Master's Large   $7,300 $7,520
Master's Medium   $3,000 $3,090
Master's Small   $2,600 $2,680
Baccalaureate/Specialized   $2,400 $2,475
Associate/Community College   $600 $620
High School   $500 $515

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.

Level FY2020 FY2021
Associate I $17,400 $17,925
Associate II $11,550 $11,900
Associate III $5,800 $5,975
Associate IV $2,400 $2,475

Updated 6/17/2019