ICYMI: ICPSR Social Media Highlights


A mother is hugging and kissing her daughter during the holidays, and the girl is laughing.

"How do you usually express the sentiments of the season – are you more likely to use the phrase Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, or Bah Humbug?" See how people answered this question from the CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Survey, November 2010.


Girl lighting the Menorah for Hanukkah

"Last Hanukkah, did you participate in the lighting of Hanukkah candles on at least one night, either in or out of your home?" See how people answered this question in the Jewish School Study, 2001 [United States] (ICPSR 4550)


NADAC webinar on November 12 2020


Register today for a free, public presentation on November 12, 11am EST, on "Drawing a Portrait of Arts and Culture in the U.S. with the latest data from NADAC. 



Undergraduate students attend a class.

Our growing list of user stories  will help you understand how various types of people take advantage of the ICPSR Bibliography of Data-related Literature. Add your own user story if you like!


ICPSR's Bibliography of Data-related Literature turns 20 this year! Nearly 100,000 citations, with links to both articles and the ICPSR data they use, the bib (as it's lovingly referred to) is a great resource for learning more about the many datasets that ICPSR holds and the many works that they inspire. See for yourself



Join us for the 2020 ICPSR Data Fair, with 20+ data-related presentations on COVID-19, the elections, the Census and more!


Infographic shows that 33 percent attend an arts exhibit and 41 percent attended a live performance.

Check out the National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture's new infographic to learn about arts attendance in the US.


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ICPSR is added to the signatories of the Wellcome Trust Statement on data sharing in public health emergencies.


A family looks at art on a wall.

New Data from #NADAC: The General Social Survey with Arts Module, 2016 is now available for download and online analysis.


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ICPSR’s physical data enclave is now open, with new COVID-19 guidelines in place. 



Experience the newly redesigned openICPSR, a no-cost, self-publishing repository for social, behavioral, and health sciences research data.


US Border Head on a sign

New data: Immigrants Admitted to the United States, Federal Fiscal Years 1972-2000 (ICPSR 37688). Be one of the first to download/reuse! In the coming months, we'll share the great backstory of how these data were made available to the community. 


ICPSR Bulletin Summer 2020

5 Things to Know and Love about the 2020 ICPSR Summer Program, and more in the latest edition of the ICPSR Bulletin!  Check it out.

ICPSR Innovation Hall of Heroes

ICPSR Honors its 2020 Innovators of the Year!


Juneteenth Freedom Day

For Juneteenth (Friday, June 19, 2020), the annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, we are highlighting some data in our archive that offer glimpses into the system of buying and selling humans that persisted in the American south from 1619 to 1865. At the end of this post is a list of some other datasets of interest related to slavery and Black History. 


frozen coffee treat

That looks soooo yummy! This is a #WorkFromHome pic from ICPSR Data Curator Rachel Huang. See our newest data releases.

ICPSR is accepting applications for a Senior Data Curator position (posting closes on 6/1/2020). See the full posting for more information.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 ICPSR Research Paper Competitions! Winning papers used data from the General Social Survey, and the American National Election Studies. For more information, see the full announcement.


barbed wire sits atop a fence at a correctional facility

Publication highlight: ICPSR's Susan Hautaniemi Leonard and ICPSR alumnus Jukka Savolainen (NACJD) and others have a new paper in the Journal of Correctional Health Care, on "Drug- and Alcohol-Associated Deaths in U.S. Jails.

social media chat bubbles hover over a laptop computer

Publication highlight: ICPSR's Libby Hemphill, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and Margaret Hedstrom recently published a paper about data management and archiving social media in JASIST.

gears turning

Coming Soon (Fall 2020): ICPSR and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) are rolling out PEERS, the Partnership for Expanding Education Research in STEM.

ICPSR's 2020 Data Resource Page

ICPSR's 2020 Data Resource Page offers data resources related to COVID-19, the 2020 Census, elections, and more.

COVID-19 Data Repository logo

New COVID-19 Data Repository: ICPSR has launched a new repository for data examining the impact of the novel coronavirus global pandemic. For more info, read the full announcement

Aging with Cerebral Palsy webinar, Feb 20, 2020, 2 pm EST

Webinar alert: Aging with Cerebral Palsy: Health Outcomes and Management

New job ahead

ICPSR is looking for a Project Assistant to help with the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) and other projects at ICPSR. Applications are due 1/16/2020.

Webinar alert

Data Privacy Day for Necessary Tension: Promoting Data Access While Protecting Privacy

Habari Gani! Learn about how Americans celebrate Kwanzaa by exploring variables in data archived at ICPSR.

A city skyline in Massachusetts

Just Released: Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2018 (ICPSR 37411). Find it here in ICPSR's collection. 

Join our webinar on Jan 29

Learn about microdata resources and more by joining our webinar, "French and German Data at ICPSR: New Opportunities for Comparative Cross-Country Research." 1/29 at 11am EST. 

The ICPSR booth at ASA 2020

At #ASSA2020? Do you teach with data? Stop by booth 310 to learn about Data Driven Learning Guides to help you bring #data into the classroom. With subjects like Ethics in Politics, Gender in STEM, and Social Change, these guides are a great plug and play option for teaching data.

“What’s your favorite holiday or Christmas song?” See how people answered this question in the CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Survey, December 2010, archived at ICPSR

"Last Hanukkah did you or someone in your household light Hanukkah candles?" See how people answered this question in the Jewish School Study, 2001 [United States], archived at ICPSR.

ICPSR is hiring an Assistant Research Scientist with a focus on education data. Could this be you? Learn more and apply

ICPSR and ICPSR User Support will be closed December 24, 2019, through January 1, 2020. If you need us over the break, please email our help desk (we'll return your message on January 2), see our FAQs, or watch our Support playlist. Happy Holidays from all of us at ICPSR!

p>Dancing seniors


Did you know ICPSR hosts the largest library of electronic data on aging in the US? Learn more about the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA).


Sep 4, 2020

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