Love Data Week with ICPSR

Love Data Week - Hosted by ICPSR


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Save the date! The next Love Data Week is February 12 - 16, 2024 (#LoveData24). Learn more: International Love Data Week

The following information will remain available for reference. Please contact for additional information on Love Data Week at ICPSR. 



Schedule of ICPSR events for Love Data Week 2023 (#LoveData23)


Mon., Feb. 13Tues., Feb. 14Wed., Feb. 15Thurs., Feb. 16Fri., Feb. 17
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1-2 PM ET: 
Navigating the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy with ICPSR's NIH-funded Projects: DSDR, NACDA, and NAHDAP

2-3 PM ET: Loving Longitudinal Data: Added Value Access to NACDA Collections Using the NACDA Colectica Portal


1-2 PM ET: 

Curating and Visualizing Inspiration through Data: The Places and People that Connect Katherine Dunham’s Repertory


Last day to Adopt a Dataset

Looking for International Events?

ICPSR is hosting the international schedule for Love Data Week events. To see all Love Data Week events taking place around the world, visit Love Data Week 2023 - International Events.

Want editable resources?

Use the social media images, Zoom backgrounds, print-your-own stickers and other resources on the Shareable Toolkit page for use in posts, webinars, newsletters, printed flyers, virtual meetings and any other Love Data Week related activities.


Back by popular demand: Adopt a Dataset!

Adopt a Dataset at ICPSR

ICPSR's Adopt a Dataset program is free and open to the public. Seasoned researchers, nonprofit staff members, undergraduate students, and anyone else who wants to learn about data is encouraged to adopt a dataset from the list below. 


What does it mean to adopt a dataset?

Adopting a dataset is kind of like adopting a dog, except less messy. Get started by reviewing the list of datasets below to find something of interest to you. Fill out the Dataset Adoption Form, and then download, analyze online, or just review the summary information for your adopted data. Your role is to bring your dataset to life by learning about the information it contains and to share the information you're learning through email, social media, virtual meetings, and more.  Use the images and templates below to get started.

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.


How do I adopt a dataset?

  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



2023 Adoptable Datasets


To adopt a dataset, choose from the datasets below and fill out the Adopt A Dataset form

Advancing Human Trafficking Prevalence Estimation in Hennepin County, Minnesota, 2018 (ICPSR 37398)

National Neighborhood Crime Study, Wave 2 (NNCS2), [United States], 1999-2013 (ICPSR 38483)

Annotated Clinical MRIs and Linked Metadata of Patients with Acute Stroke, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009-2019 (ICPSR 38464)

National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA): Neighborhood-School Gap by Census Tract and ZIP Code Tabulation Area, United States, 2009-2010 and 2015-2016 (ICPSR 38579)

Assessing the Impact of Pre-Adjudication Assessment Approaches on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Oregon, 2014-2018 (ICPSR 37595)

National Profile of Local Health Departments, [United States], 2019 (ICPSR 38046)

ASTHO Profile Survey of State and Territorial Public Health, United States, 2019 (ICPSR 37996)

National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP): Round 3 and COVID-19 Study, [United States], 2015-2016, 2020-2021 (ICPSR 36873)

Baby's First Years (BFY), New York City, New Orleans, Omaha, and Twin Cities, 2018-2021 (ICPSR 37871)

National Survey of American Life: Multi-Generational and Caribbean Cross-Section Studies, Guyana, Jamaica, [United States], 2004-2005 (ICPSR 36406)

Charleston Heart Study, Charleston, South Carolina, 1960-2000 (ICPSR 4050)

National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA), [United States]
Comparison of Outcomes of Antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA), United States, 2016-2020 (ICPSR 38541) 
COVID-19 US State Policy Database 
Daily Experiences and Well-being in Late Life, Austin, Texas, 2016-2017 (ICPSR 38570) 
Dunham's Data: Katherine Dunham and Digital Methods for Dance Historical Inquiry 
Generations: A Study of the Life and Health of LGB People in a Changing Society, United States, 2016-2019 (ICPSR 37166) 
India Human Development Survey Panel (IHDS, IHDS-II), 2005, 2011-2012 (ICPSR 37382) 
Korean General Social Survey (KGSS), 2003-2021 (ICPSR 38577) 
Lay Conceptions of Sexual Orientation Groups: United States Convenience Samples, 2012 (ICPSR 38131)Any dataset from your home institution
Mapping LGBTQ Equality: 2010 to 2020, United States (ICPSR 37877)Any dataset from ICPSR

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

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* indicates the presence of restricted-access data; documentation and/or data-related publications are 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. 

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 #LoveData21 too!)
  • Explore publications connected to your adopted dataset in the ICPSR Bibliography (try searching for your study title in the data-related publication search)
  • 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. #LoveData23 #ICPSR
Instagram/Facebook template
I just adopted an @TheICPSR 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. #LoveData23 #ICPSR


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

Drag and drop these images to your desktop, or use them directly on Instagram Stories and other social media. Don't forget to tag #ICPSR #LoveData23!

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Add a customizable image to your email signature, too!

Access editable, downloadable images that you can add to your email signature. (Image below is an example of the five options.)

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Questions? Contact the Love Data Week team at

*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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