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

How to create an ICPSR account

Access to many ICPSR datasets is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at West Texas A&M University. To access ICPSR's datasets, you will need to create an ICPSR account from an on-campus computer, if possible. Click on this link to the ICPSR home page and then click on Log In/Create Account in the upper right corner of the screen. Once you have created your account from an on-campus computer, you will be able to log in from any computer to access your account and the datasets available from ICPSR.

If you are not able to come to campus, create an account on the ICPSR home page as described above, using your West Texas A&M University email account. To download data that are only available to ICSPR member institutions, please email the ICPSR help desk directly at Include your name, your institutional email address, and the name of our institution (West Texas A&M University). The help desk will link your account to West Texas A&M University's membership.