ICPSR China Census Data Webinar-May 16, 2016

On May 16, 2016 (1:00pm EST), ICPSR will hold a webinar on Chinese Census Data available at the UM China Data Center: “This workshop will give an introduction to some background of the census data of China, the primary differences between the US census data and China census data, the methodology for building GIS-based census data products, and the technology for integrating those census data from different sources and years in a spatial system for easy access and analysis. It will also discuss some applications of those census data, possible limitations of those census data products, and their potentials in future applications.” For more information, including registration, go to:


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ICPSR April 12 Webinar

On April 12, 2016 ICPSR will host a webinar entitled “Bringing Data into the Classroom with ICPSR.” The purpose of the webinar is to “demonstrate the data tools, content resources, and opportunities ICPSR has for exposing undergraduate students to data. The ideas included will touch on topics from deviance to sampling and voting behavior to operationalization of variables. ” The Webinar is free, but registration is require. To register for this event go to:


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New Data Archive Available at ICPSR

ICPSR announced the creation of the Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP). “ADDEP will bring together existing disability data resources already available at ICPSR with newly acquired data from rehabilitation medicine and related areas. The project will also develop webinars, workshops, presentations, and other training tailored to fit the needs of the disability and rehabilitation research communities to strengthen and support the data-sharing infrastructure.” The archive is a collaboration between ICSPR and the Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR) at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.


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2016 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The ICPSR Summar Program will consist of two four-week courses that will take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan (June 20-July 15, 2016 and July 18-August 12, 2016). In addition, the Summer Program will also offer 35 3 to 5 day workshops. These workshops will be held in Ann Arbor, MI, Amherst, MA; Berkeley, CA; Boulder, CO; Chapel Hill, NC; and Manhattan, NY. For more information about all aspects of the Summer Program, including a link to the course schedule and the online registration portal, go to:



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ICPSR Feb. 1 Webinar

ICPSR will present “Spatial Data Analysis with China Geo-Explorer” on Feb. 1 (1pm EST).

“Presented by Shuming Bao, this webinar will cover:

-Who will benefit from the CGE?
-What data are unique in CGE
-How to query data in CGE
-How to generate new data sets in CGE
-How to export data to Excel file or GIS shape file from CGE
-How to upload users’ data to CGE for online analysis and mapping
-Project Demonstration: China Geo-Explorer”

To register for the webinar go to:



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ICPSR Announces Funding Opportunity for 2016 Summer Program

ICPSR has recently made available the “Dr. Eugene Owen Scholarship for Research on the International Assessment of Student Achievement.” “The Owen Scholarship will be awarded to senior graduate students or outstanding pre-tenure scholars (less than five years since award of the PhD) conducting research that advances the understanding of international differences in student achievement. Recipients will be scholars who contribute to research and policy about education and teaching in a cross-national perspective. The Owen Scholarship is open to applicants from both North American and non-North American institutions.” Deadline for applications is April 30, 2016. For more information, go to:


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NSF/DoD/NIH Proposal Writing Workshops

The Grant Training Center (http://granttrainingcenter.com/) will be offering three proposal writing workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 22-24, 2016. Each session will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the cost of the training is $375/per session. For more information about each session, including links to register, go to:

Writing/Designing DoD Proposals (Feb. 22)


Writing/Designing NSF Proposals (Feb. 23)


Writing/Designing NIH Proposals


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Orientation to the China Data Center at the University of Michigan Webinar

On December 3, 2015, the University of Michigan will host a webinar designed to provide an introduction to the new China Data Center. “A primary goal of the Center is the integration of historical, social and natural science data in a geographic information system, where spatial and temporal references are maintained through a relational database.”

To register for the event, at no cost, go to:


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New link to International Financial Statistics – September 24, 2015

A new link to the International Financial Statistics database at the International Monetary Fund can be found in the “Shortcut to Selected Data Sources” pick list on the DISC homepage.

Please note that you will need to register for an account with IMF in order to utilize the International Financial Statistics database. Registration is free. However, please be aware that you will receive an email from IMF that you must respond to in order to complete the registration process.

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Roper Center for Public Opinion Research Moving to Cornell University

The Board of Directors for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research has announced that the Center will be moving from the University of Connecticut to Cornell University. The move will occur on November 7, 2015. For more information about this change, please go to:


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