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This guide provides information about ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research.

New Sign In!

You may notice some changes the next time you try to access data at ICPSR. Besides a new homepage, ICSPR has updated its data user authentication process. Rather than signing in by clicking the Access through your institution button, please select the Sign In With Email button instead.

ICSPR New Login Screen


Sign in with your university email. You will need to set a new password by clicking on the Set new password button towards the bottom of the screen.

If you already have an account on ICPSR, please use the same email address to maintain account-related records. Your new password must contain:

  • at least 14 characters
  • 1 special character ()/%!*&
  • 1 numeric character
  • 1 lower case character
  • 1 upper case character

Once you successfully update your password, you will need to verify your email address to activate your account ICPSR will send a verification email to your email address from The verification link expires in 5 minutes. Once you've verified your email address, you will be able to sign in with email.

Welcome to ICPSR

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an international consortium of over 870 research universities working together to acquire and preserve social science data, to provide open and equitable access to these data, and to promote effect data use. Through membership in ICPSR, West Texas A&M University faculty, staff, and students have access to a searchable archive of social science data. ICPSR’s archive of social science data can be analyzed in multiple software formats including SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R.

ICSPR is the world's largest archive of computer-readable social science data. In addition to archiving collections from such disciplines as sociology, economics, political science, and history, ICPSR also has a number of special emphases:  gerontology, substance abuse and mental health, criminal justice, child care, health and medical care, and demography.