Getting Started

As the new Official Representative (OR) or Designated Representative (DR) for your institution you are taking on some new responsibilities. Those include promoting ICPSR resources on your campus, insuring that ICPSR Direct is functional, and assisting data users in locating, downloading, and working with ICPSR data. If your familiarity with statistical software and data analysis is limited, fear not. You can focus on promoting ICPSR resources and helping users search for data of interest, and then refer users to individuals and resources on your campus that specialize in statistical software packages and data analysis.

More detailed information about your role as the OR/DR and the many resources ICPSR has to offer can be found in the OR Handbook and the OR FAQs. We also have an abundance of publications and promotional materials that will help you introduce ICPSR to your students and faculty.