Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ICPSR Data Fair!

Join me at ICPSR's Data Fair 2018 - “Data: Powered By You.”

We'll learn about current trends and best practices in data transparency, data activism, what to do with data, and more! 

October 1-5, entirely virtual and free to all. 

Learn morehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x_bSPaU0uE 

Friday, August 3, 2018

New Research Data Management Toolkit

Check out the new Research Data Management Toolkit from Jisc in the UK. While it is primarily UK focused, there are general guides, reports, and tools for non-UK researchers.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New data from IPUMS

New Veterans and Child Support supplement data are available via IPUMS CPS. If you missed the CPS linking workshop, you can find all of the materials online. If you're curious about what months of CPS can be linked together or what supplements can be used in tandem, check out our CPS linking tool.


IPUMS DHS released new data for Uganda 2016, as well as biometric variables for women from individual recode files.


The 2017 NHIS data are now available. We added more than 1,500 new integrated variables, available via IPUMS NHIS.


2017 American Time Use Survey data are now available via ATUS-X. It's about time.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Election Data at Roper Center

Explore the newly acquired 2014 NEP Election Day Exit Polls & 2016 NEP State Primary Exit Polls, available now at the Roper Center. The 2014 election day collection features the 2014 national dataset as well as 27 state-level datasets. The 2016 state primary collection includes data from 55 primaries. Access more at Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

FREE ICPSR Workshop on Head Start Family & Child Experience Survey 2014

From ICPSR. This free workshop is in Arlington, VA this summer.

Join us for a free data workshop sponsored by Child Care & Early Education Research Connections to explore the Head Start Family and Child Experience Survey (FACES) 2014 data! FACES 2014 project leads from Mathematica Policy Research will instruct this one-day data training at the National Research Conference on Early Childhood 
​on ​
June 24, 2018. Researchers will be introduced to 
the study’s purposes, new design, instruments, and data structure. The training will also focus on analyses of FACES data over time, including methodological, measurement, and analytic considerations.

The workshop is free! Space is limited and you must be registered for the NRCEC to apply. Researchers interested in using FACES data to answer policy relevant questions in early care and education are encouraged to apply. Be sure to include your key research interest topics along with any previous experience working with FACES data when applying.

Workshop Date:  June 24, 2018 - 9am-4pm EST

Workshop Registration Email: contact@researchconnections.org

Please see the attached flyer for additional information. For questions, contact Dharma Akmon at dharmrae@umich.edu

Friday, February 16, 2018

PSID Data User Training Workshop

The ICPSR Summer Program would like to announce the following workshop, sponsored by the Panel Study of Income Dynamics:

PSID Data User Training Workshop
June 11-15, 2018, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, its special topics modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. The workshop pairs morning instructional sessions led by experienced PSID researchers and staff with afternoon guided lab sessions in which users construct their own analytic data files. 

Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty or researchers may request to be considered for a stipend to help with travel and housing costs. All applications received by April 13 will be given priority for enrollment. 

Learn more about the workshop and apply to participate through the ICPSR Summer Program.

Support is provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.

For more information, contact the ICPSR Summer Program at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2018 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

2018 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research 

The ICPSR Summer Program provides basic and advanced instruction across a wide range of methodologies and techniques for research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Our courses emphasize the integration of methodological strategies with the theoretical and practical concerns that arise in research on substantive issues.

In 2018, the ICPSR Summer Program is offering more than 80 courses in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and other cities across the US, Canada, and Europe. To view our full schedule and register, visit www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog

Four-Week Sessions
An immersive learning experience unlike anything else, our four-week sessions allow you to focus on developing new methodological tools while building a community of friends, collaborators, mentors, and future colleagues. Our four-week courses cover introductory, intermediary, and advanced instruction in almost every area of methodology. Our four-week sessions also feature supplemental lectures and talks on important professional topics, such as data reproducibility, research transparency, and methodological issues related to the study of race, ethnicity, and gender. Our four-week sessions take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan; in 2018, the First Session runs from June 25 to July 20, and the Second Session runs from July 23 to August 17.

Short Workshops
For those wanting to learn a specific methodological technique in just a few days, the ICPSR Summer Program will offer more than 40 short workshops from May through August in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and other cities around the world. The 2018 short workshop schedule includes a wide range of courses, from introductory-level material to advanced, cutting-edge statistical techniques, as well as workshops on strategies for reproducing research results, machine learning, qualitative research methods, and the R statistical computing environment.

ICPSR scholarships provide a registration fee waiver for the Summer Program’s four-week sessions. The application deadline for all 2018 ICPSR scholarships is Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Contact the ICPSR Summer Program at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400.

Monday, February 5, 2018

2017 The State of Data Science & Machine Learning

Kaggle has released its industry-wide survey of the state of data science and machine learning. Check out their report and download the data.

Some takeaways:

  1. While Python may be the most commonly used tool overall, more Statisticians report using R.
  2. On average, data scientists are around 30 years old, but this value varies between countries. For instance, the average respondent from India was about 9 years younger than the average respondent from Australia.
  3. The highest percentage of our respondents obtained a Master’s degree, but those in the highest salary ranges ($150K+) are slightly more likely to have a doctoral degree.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

IPUMS data training opportunities and more

If you are a current user of IPUMS data, you can submit your paper to win an award!


We are pleased to announce the 10th annual IPUMS Research Awards competition. We are looking for papers that use innovative approaches, comparative analyses, and multiple IPUMS datasets. In short, we are looking for papers that use the data to its full potential.

The IPUMS Spatial award, for work using NHGIS or IPUMS Terra, is new this year, joining awards for best papers using IPUMS USA or CPS, International or NAPP, and the National Health Interview Series data from IPUMS Health Surveys. Cash prizes will be awarded for best published work and best graduate student work (published or unpublished) in the four categories, for a total of 8 awards.
Deadline for submission is March 1, 2018. For more information on eligibility and the submission process, visit the IPUMS Research Awards page.


Conference on Time Use Across the LifecourseJune 19-20 2018, University of Maryland College Park​

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for papers that address the collection or analysis of time use data on topics ranging from intergenerational caregiving and time transfers, policy & environmental influences on time use, time use & health, time use & inequality.

The deadline for submission is February 9, 2018. Authors will be notified by March 30, 2018.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to: timeuse-2018@umd.edu

Additional information about the conference can be found at Time Use Across the Lifecourse Conference.


IPUMS is accepting applications for the IPUMS CPS Summer Data Workshop. The workshop will familiarize researchers with the under-utilized panel component of the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is an ongoing labor force survey in the U.S. Data are available annually back to 1962 with monthly data available since 1976. The 2018 IPUMS CPS Workshop is targeted toward graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early-career faculty from social science disciplines. The workshop will include presentations from the research team that developed IPUMS CPS and other experienced CPS researchers, lab sessions that provide hands-on experience with using the CPS as a longitudinal dataset, and small-group sessions where participants will discuss their own CPS research ideas with others who have similar interests.

Applications are due March 2, 2018. For more details, visit cps.ipums.org/workshops. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

An Overview of the 2018 ICPSR Summer Program

Join ICPSR for a webinar on Jan 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST.

Register now!

The ICPSR Summer Program provides rigorous, hands-on training in statistical techniques and quantitative research methodologies used in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences. We strive to fulfill the needs of researchers throughout their careers by offering a broad curriculum that ranges from introductory statistics and data analysis to advanced methods and cutting-edge techniques. 

From May through August 2018, we will offer more than 80 courses in cities across the U.S. We will announce our 2018 schedule in January, and registration for all courses will open in early February. 

This webinar will: 
  • Introduce the ICPSR Summer Program 
  • Discuss our 2018 courses 
  • Explain the registration process 
  • Explore ICPSR scholarships and other funding opportunities 
  • Address your FAQs 

The webinar is free and open to the public. Please share this invitation.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.