Research Data Librarian
ICPSR stands for Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research - an international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations (and one of the world's largest and oldest social science data archives), of which American University is an institutional member. Thereby, AU faculty, students, and staff can find data and data-related publications, deposit their own research data, and use data in teaching and learning - and if needing assistance with any of that, contact AU's Official Representative (OR) or Designated Representative (DR) to ICPSR. CTRL also offers an Introduction to ICPSR.
After that initial account setup, the account will the authorized for accessing data from ICPSR for up to 1/2 year, even if the login occurs from outside of the AU IP address range. After that time period, however, the account has to be re-authenticated by one of the three methods described above.
Connecting to and downloading datasets from ICPSR is recommended only via the first two of those three connection methods - the third one, which relies on OpenAthens for proxying, may cause technical difficulties for such use. AU users who expect to need to download ICPSR data while away from campus are therefore urged to set up their AU VPN connection before leaving.
If you need help with
or related matters: Work with the appropriate support contact in your academic unit, or: