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 Cash prizes will be awarded for best published work and best graduate student work (published or unpublished) in the four categories, for a total of 8 awards.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.