Search openICPSR

Find and share social, behavioral, and health sciences research data.

  • Search terms can be anywhere in the study: title, description, variables, etc.
  • Because our holdings are large, we recommend using at least two query terms:
    rural economy
    home ownership
    higher education
    ghana adolescents
  • Keywords help delimit the breadth of results. Therefore, use as many as required to achieve your desired results:
    elementary education federal funding
  • Our search will find studies with derivative expressions of your query terms: A search for "nation" will find results containing "national"
  • Use quotes to search for an exact expression:
    "social mobility"
  • You can combine exact expressions with loose terms:
    "united states" inmates
  • Exclude results by using a MINUS sign:
    elections -sweden -germany
    elections -sweden -germany
  • On the results page, you will be able to sort and filter to further refine results.
  • Please note that your search queries only openICPSR data holdings.

Fully-Hosted Data Sharing for Organizations

openICPSR repositories are fully-hosted research data-sharing services developed to meet the needs of organizations sharing social, behavioral, and health sciences research data, including journals, research centers, or professional associations. We offer an economical, professionally-run, and trusted research data repository that demonstrates the research impact of your organization

In addition to the robust functionality offered by openICPSR, openICPSR repositories:

  • Showcase your organization’s data collections in one place.
  • Brand your research data-sharing service with your logo, colors, and unique URL.
  • Increase the exposure and reach of your organization’s research via rich, customizable metadata and inclusion in ICPSR's data catalog.
  • Track the impact of research with project- and file-level usage statistics.
  • Administer your data repository economically without the need for additional technical staff or equipment.
  • Administer your data repository easily with a customizable workflow, including the option to review all content before publication or to delay dissemination.
  • Safeguard your research data for the long-term, as your repository is backed by over 55 years of sustained experience from ICPSR at the University of Michigan—the world's largest archive of social and behavioral science research data.

Pricing Plans & Requesting a Repository

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Up to 49 annual deposits 50-120 annual deposits 121-225 annual deposits 225-350 annual deposits
50 GB max 100 GB max 210 GB max 300 GB max
ICPSR MEMBERS - Annual Rate $3,500 $6,100 $11,500 $20,100
ICPSR NON-MEMBERS - Annual Rate $4,670 $8,150 $15,350 $24,100

These estimates are subject to change based on the number of annual deposits, size of deposits, workflow complexity, and/or other implementation features.

Contact us today at to discuss your organization's data sharing needs and to get a customized quote for your repository. We look forward to hearing from you!