Social scientists at Indiana University-Bloomington have access to a wealth of data through our memberships and campus research centers. Read more below about some of the most popular data resources available to social scientists through the SSRC and other campus centers.
Microsoft Academic Graph is an open bibliometric dataset that holds 212 million documents and 1.4 billion citations. The data are available to IU researchers through the IU Network Science Institute and can be accessed as raw tsv data or in a Postgresql database via a dedicated server on the Carbonate system, or through the CADRE web platform. Custom datasets can be requested in standard data formats (.csv, .net).
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office data is available to IU researchers through the CADRE platform, giving users access to 3,878,826 records from 2004 to 2019. The data was processed by theCyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center. Code to reproduce results can be foundhere.
The Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) provides access to Twitter data. OSoMe's Enhanced Access API is free for any IU researcher to use. The API can return any tweets in OSoMe’s collection beginning on August 1st, 2016. The API takes advantage of Twitter’s Enterprise real-time sampling algorithms to collect a statistically valid sample of 10 percent of all public tweets.
The IU Network Science Institute hosts an archived version of the Human Connectome Project dataset. The archive includes data from 1,200 young-adult subjects (ages 22-35) from families with twins and non-twin siblings, using a protocol that includes structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (dMRI) at 3 Tesla (3T), and behavioral and genetic testing. A subset of about 50 same-sex twin pairs were additionally studied by resting-state/task magnetoencephalography (MEG). Another subset of about 100 same-sex twin pairs were studied using rfMRI, tfMRI, and dMRI at 7 Tesla (7T) at the University of Minnesota.
Gallup Analytics: Gallup Analytics is an online platform that provides subscribers with access to nearly a century of U.S. data and a decade of global tracking data known as the Gallup World Poll. Read more about Gallup Analyticshere.
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