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

A central repository and dissemination service for machine-readable social science data. ICPSR supplies social science data files for use with statistical software, such as SAS or SPSS.


Public note

To access members only or restricted data, SFU students, faculty and staff must create an ICPSR account. The use of ICPSR datasets is governed by the terms of use associated with each dataset by the ICPSR.

Alternate names

ICPSR, ICPSR direct, ICPSR front page

Authentication note

Privacy Notice:The SFU Library makes the ICPSR service available to you for your convenience. Your use of the ICPSR service at Simon Fraser University is voluntary. Please be advised that the personal information you disclose to ICPSR is stored on servers located in the United States of America. When you use this service, no personal information about you is collected by or for the University. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to ICPSR. You may wish to review the ICPSR privacy policy before using the service.

Content type




Open access



Economics, Sociology