Access to ICPSR is provided through a database proxy login accessible through the FSU Libraries Database list.
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3. Click Link to Access ICPSR
NOTE: If you go to the ICPSR main page (https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/) without the FSU proxy, you will be asked to authenticate yourself before downloading any materials from the repository.
A MyData account is required to access many of the features that ICPSR provides. Log in or create a MyData Account - you may also use your ORCID to log in - by clicking on the button in the upper right of the screen. Then click the button to create your free account.
Creating a MyData account will enable the following features:
Review their FAQ Database for solutions.
Report a problem or leave feedback using their online form.
Or, if the FAQs and video tutorials do not answer your questions, contact ICPSR directly. Their user support staff are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET, Monday to Friday.
Find available data at the ICPSR website. Some studies are freely available, while most studies require membership in ICPSR for access. There are studies that are wholly or partially restricted from viewing and use, generally for security/privacy concerns, and these studies will contain information about those restrictions in the study documentation.
All data files arrive in compressed ZIP format from ICPSR and you will need to decompress the files prior to using them. This format is can be decompressed using decompression software such as WinZip, 7-zip, Unarchiver, or various command line utilities. Electronic codebook files are generally available as PDF files, text files (TXT), or Microsoft Word documents (DOC or DOCX).
There are several types of files that can be included with any data set: