Data Acquisition and Organization

The SSRC, with the support of the College, facilitates Indiana University users' access to data through several databases and resources:

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

ICPSR is the world's largest archive of digital social science data.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

The Roper Center is a leading archive of social science data that specializes in public opinion survey data.


Catalist provides a database of over 280 million persons, both registered voters and non-registered persons, in the United States.

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Qualtrics provides web-based software for conducting online surveys.

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

ECPR is a scholarly association that supports training, research, and cooperation among political scientists.

Other data sources for IU researchers