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In this section you can find direct links to other data archives around the world. This is not an exahustive list, but does contain links to the archives we work with on a regular basis. Often individual researchers can access data directly from these archives or you can work with us here at UCLA to request the materials you need. Also, bear in mind that different countries have different policies about licensing, copyright, and protection of human subjects. We can advise you and help you navigate these details.


Multi-site archive aggregators

Internet Crossroads Organized and maintained by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

CESSDA The site for the Council of European Social Science Data Archives is "a gateway to many kinds of research data and metadata." CESSDA " is an umbrella organisation for social science data archives across Europe."

Portal of European Social Indicators Contans links to many countries, topics such as population, housing, transportation, leisure, political participation, education, labor force, health, environment, crime and life situation. Also liks to data centers and collections in many european countries.

Sociosite Administered by Dr. Albert Benschop, University of Amsterdam. This site has links to other data sources besides archives; caveat: it is not updated very often and there are bad links.

United States

Association of Religion Data Archives

CPANDA is the Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive and is housed at Princeton University.

Data and Information Service Center (DISC) - University of Wisconsin, Madison

Demographic and Health Surveys collects and disseminates nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, as well as child survival, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition.

Henry Murray Research Archive is part of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard and provides access to social science research materials in many different formats for both quantitative and qualitative work.

ICPSR The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, of which UCLA is a member, provides access to data, teaching tools, data archiving services, and summertime instructional programs. Here is a list of links to special archives at ICPSR.

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys
Health and medical Care Archive
International Archive of Education Data
International Data Research Center
Minority Data Resource Center
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
Terrorism and Preparedness Data Resource Center

Lijpart Elections Archive is housed at UC San Diego and contains district level election results for approximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries through 2003.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

North American Jewish Data Bank a "central repository of social scientific studies of North American Jewry."

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research provides access to polls from many coutries, spanning 50-60 years of polling activities. Holdings can be searched via a catalog and they also have iPOLL which provides question level indexing.

Sociometrics is a commercial firm with data obtained through a variety of government, non-profit and private agencies on families, aging, adolescent pregnancy, child well-being, disabilities, maternal drug use, and HIV/AIDS and STD's.

UCDATA housed at UC Berkeley and part of Berkely's Survey Research Center, this archive focuses on most disciplines in the social sciences and health research.


Danish Data Archives


Centre de donnees Socio-Politiques

INED ( L'Institut national d’études démographiques) This is a major demographic research agency in France. They have population, migration, and vital statisitcs data.


GESIS houses the central archive for empirical research and is housed at the University of Cologne.


TARKI is a private social research firm with data on social stratification, labour markets, income distribution, consumption and lifestyle patterns and attitudes.


Korea Social Science Data Archive

South Africa

South African Data Archive " serves as a broker between a range of data providers (e.g. statistical agencies, government departments, opinion and market research companies and academic institutions) and the research community."


CIS is the Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas and supplies access to many different public opinion polls.


Uganda National Data Archive

United Kingdom

Arts and Humanites Data Service (AHDS) Subject areas include Archeology, History, Visual Arts, Literature and Performing Arts. The history data service provides access to a wide-ranging collection of historical digital resources.

UKDA The United Kingdom Data Archive is housed at the University of Essex and is part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).


General Statistics Office of Vietnam


Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods


Central Statistical Office

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