2015 ICPSR Summer Program

The ICPSR Summar Program will consist of two four-week courses that will take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan (June 22-July 17, 2015 and July 20-August 14, 2015). In addition, the Summer Program will also offer 45 3 to 5 day workshops. These workshops will be held in Ann Arbor, MI, Amherst, MA; Berkeley, CA; Boulder, CO; Chapel Hill, NC; Manhattan, NY; and Montreal, QC. For more information about all aspects of the Summer Program,  including a link to the online registration portal, go to:


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Orientation to openICPSR and openICPSR for Institutions and Journals Webinar

ICPSR recently announced a two-part webinar session focusing on the “launch of openICPSR, ICPSR’s public-access data sharing collection, AND the launch of openICPSR for Institutions and Journals.” The webinar is scheduled for February 10, 2015 (12pm EST). The first part of the session will focus on openICSPR, and the second part of the session will focus on openICPSR for Institutions and Journals. For more information about the sessions, including registration information, go to:


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Two ICPSR Funding Opportunities Closing Soon (Jan. 31, 2015)

2015 ICPSR Research Paper Competitions

We are still accepting applications for three 2015 competitions (ICPSR Undergraduate, ICPSR Master’s, and RCMD). Awards: $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place. There are separate undergraduate and master’s prizes for this competition.

Deadline: All papers and corresponding entry forms must be received by midnight Pacific Standard Time, January 31, 2015.

More information: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/ICPSR/prize

Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
The ICPSR summer internship program provides undergraduate students with a unique and expansive research experience that introduces all aspects of social science research and includes supported exploration of a research query from start to finish, data management training, and focused methodological education in quantitative research.

Deadline: Applications are due by January 31, 2015. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this opportunity.

More information: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/ICPSR/internship/

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ICPSR Data Webinars:

“ICPSR Data Fair 2014: Powering Sustainable Data Access,” (October 6-9, 2014). “For many years, ICPSR has hosted several public-access research data archives that are sustained by federal and foundation funding. ICPSR’s 2014 Data Fair will feature webinars about many of these archives and collections, including an introduction to the National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture; the R-DAS collection at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive; two Gates Foundation-funded collections at the Resource Center for Minority Data; an orientation to the National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program; and a Q & A about the Gates Foundation-funded Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database.”


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ICPSR Announces New Data Sharing Tool

Institutional openICPSR is a research data-sharing service developed to meet the needs of universities, journals, research centers, and departments. We offer a fully-hosted, economical, professionally-run, and trusted research data repository that demonstrates the research impact of your organization.” For more information about openICPSR, includeing a browsable list of data files, go to:


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Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) – International Data Relase

IPUMS-International recently announced the addition of 20 new samples. These samples come from the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Ireland, Liberia, Maili, Nigeria, Ukraine, Uruguary, and Zambia. For more information about this release go to:


To access the data at IPUMS-International (registration is required prior to creating an extract), go to:


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New Census Bureau Report Examines Changes in Marital Status and Fertility

Today, the US Census Bureau issued a new report focusing on women’s marital status and fertility. The report – Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012 – uses data from the 2012 American Community Survey and the 2012 Current Population Survey. “The report examines women’s marital status at the time of their first births, the completed fertility of women up to age 50 and the fertility patterns of young women. Fertility patterns are shown by race, ethnicity, age, citizenship and employment status, as well as state of residence.”


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America’s Trip to the Office

With the coming of spring, the US Census Bureau has released a report containing estimates of the alternative methods that people utilize to get to work. The report – “Modes Less Traveled – Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States: 2008-2012,” examines “the trends and socio-economic and geographic differences between motorized and nonmotorized commutes.”


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US Census Bureau Working Paper Examines Race Report Among Hispanic

In March, the Census Bureau Population Division released a working paper that examines the accuracy of race/ethnicity reporting during the 2010 Census. The working paper – Race Reporting Among Hispanics: 2010 – examines race reporting trends by Hispance respondents during the 2010 Census. The authors found that approximately “two-fifths of self reported Hispanic did not identify with any of the OMB race categories.” The authors conclude that the Census Bureau will need to conduct further testing to better understand race reporting by Hispanic respondents.

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ICPSR Summer Program Data Curation Courses

The ICPSR Summer Program will include two week-long courses on data curation and data services. The courses are:

– Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-use (July 28-August 1, 2014).

– Providing Social Science Data Services: Strategies for Design and Operation (August 4-8, 2014).

For information about registration and fees, go to:


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