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BLS to Discontinue Anonymous FTP Service 2/28/14

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Bureau of Labor Statistics will be ending its support of Anonymous FTP Service effective March 2014. The BLS FTP site ftp://ftp.bls.gov/ will be replaced by a HTTP site called http://download.bls.gov/. The new HTTP site will host … Continue reading

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Webinar: Resources for Health Research from ICPSR, Feb. 26

ICPSR is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Resources for Health Research from ICPSR Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CST Register online for this webinar (space is limited) The webinar will provide information about the … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Mobile App dwellr: What’s Your Dream Location?

Late last month, the Census Bureau unveiled dwellr, a new mobile app aimed at matching individuals with their dream relocation venue. The app offers a quiz of user preferences for their ideal living conditions (City or country? Bike or drive … Continue reading

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Updates from IPUMS

From the IPUMS Project Team at the Minnesota Population Center: IPUMS Research Award This is the sixth annual award competition for research using the IPUMS microdata collection. Papers or publications submitted should utilize IPUMS-USA, IPUMS-CPS, IPUMS-International or IHIS data to … Continue reading

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ICPSR Webinar 12/2: Summer Internships, Research Paper Competitions

As previous DISC News posts have highlighted, ICPSR is accepting applications for their summer internship program for undergraduates and submissions for four research paper competitions ($1000 first prize each): -RCMD Research Paper Competition -IFSS Research Paper Competition -The ICPSR Research Paper … Continue reading

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Online Headlines: Social Scientists Hit Back at NSF Grant Rules

From Scientific American, 12 November 2013: It is not unusual for conservative politicians in the United States to question the value of social-science research. Studies of anything from global social networks to the history of conservation in South America have … Continue reading

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ICPSR Summer Internship Program 2014

From ICPSR: Applications are being accepted for the 2014 ICPSR Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, an intensive, 10-week program (mid-June through mid-August) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for students interested in social science research. The ICPSR summer internship program provides undergraduate students with a … Continue reading

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IRB @UW-Madison: Post-Project Procedures, 11/20 9am

The Educational and Social/Behavioral Science Institutional Review Board at UW-Madison offers a series of free sessions throughout the academic year on human subjects research and the IRB Process.  On Wednesday Nov. 20 at 9am, the ED/SBS IRB offers IRB 601: Post … Continue reading

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You’re Doing It Wrong! Data Retention and the Cloud – Tue. 11/12

From Research Data Services at UW-Madison via the 2013-2014 Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management: You’re Doing It Wrong! Data Retention and the Cloud November 12, 2013, 12-1pm 1325 Health Sciences Learning Center 750 Highland Ave. You have … Continue reading

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Rescheduled Releases: Census, BLS

The U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics have announced revised data-release schedules. Census Bureau: Revised Economic Indicator Calendar Census Bureau: Revised American Community Survey Release Schedule Updated Schedule of Bureau of Labor Statistics News Releases The BLS report … Continue reading

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