I C P S R's Strategic Plan

ICPSR’s Strategic Plan: Creative Responses and an Evolving Vision

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to introduce our new Strategic Plan to the ICPSR community. Our updated mission statement renews our commitment to promoting scientific research:

George Alter
ICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities for present and future generations.

ICPSR recognizes the importance of setting clear directions and continually working toward an even more successful future. We live in times when new technologies, new forms of data, and demands for open access to data promise to change the conduct of research. This Strategic Plan outlines the need for creative responses and an evolving vision of the future.

This Plan resulted from a yearlong process intended to develop a long-range vision and set priorities for the next three to five years. We are grateful to the ICPSR staff for their sustained involvement in this process and to the many Official Representatives and other friends who contributed to this Plan.

Now, we begin the exciting work of making it happen. We welcome your advice, ideas, insights, and perspectives. I encourage you to read the Plan and share your feedback with us.

George Alter, director