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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). … Continue reading

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics Announces Reductions to Two Data Programs

From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics: “On Friday, January 17, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The Act provides $592.2 million in funding to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the fiscal year … Continue reading

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ICPSR Data Curation Student Paper Competition:

ICPSR Student Paper Competition: The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) recently announced a competition for student papers on the topic of data curation. “This competition has the purpose of encouraging and highlighting exemplary student research on data … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Sources for Federal Data During the Shutdown

For multiple U.S. Bureaus and Agencies: ProQuest Statistical Datasets (UW-Madison subscription) Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Information available in tabular and graphical form; tables and graphs can be reformatted … Continue reading

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New in the DISC Archive: Research on Early Life and Aging Trends and Effects (RELATE)

The DISC Online Archive is now distributing the Research on Early Life and Aging Trends and Effects (RELATE) study, under the direction of principal investigator Mary McEniry.  The RELATE study compiles cross-national data containing information that can be used to … Continue reading

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Thompson Confirmed as Census Bureau Director (U.S.)

Press release from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2 August 2013: The United States Senate confirmed John H. Thompson on August 1 as the new director of the U.S. Census Bureau by unanimous consent. Thompson, who was nominated by … Continue reading

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Sequestration-Related Budget Cuts to U.S. Statistical Agencies

The Data Detectives blog at the New York State Data Center has published summaries of cuts to U.S. statistical agencies resulting from sequestration.  The summaries focus on impacts to regional, state, and local statistical programs. The following agencies are included: … Continue reading

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