New Releases through 2014-08-24

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

New Additions

Note: Additional SAMHDA studies may be available though they are not listed in this email/web site announcement.


ICPSR Experiencing Network Problems -- Update


ICPSR has moved its public website out of the affected U-M network; all ICPSR site functions should be operating normally. Our thanks for your patience.

Original Post Below

ICPSR has been experiencing some network connectivity issues related to the broader University of Michigan network setup. We are working with U-M IT and external vendors to correct the issue and do not currently have a timeline on correcting the problem. We have switched over to the cloud replica of our website to ensure that most ICPSR services continue without interruption.

  • Users should be able to download data with no problems.
  • Users will not be able to complete all deposit data functions.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.


NACJD releases NatSCEV data

The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is pleased to announce the release of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence I, 2008 (ICPSR study 35203).

Sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence I (NatSCEV) was designed to obtain lifetime and one-year incidence estimates of a comprehensive range of childhood victimization across gender, race and developmental stage. Topics covered include conventional crime, child maltreatment, peer and sibling victimization, sexual assault and witnessing and indirect victimization.

The data are restricted from general dissemination. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement application and specify the reasons for the request. Please visit the study home page for more information about the study and access: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35203.


DSDR director attends the 6th annual ALAP Conference in Lima, Peru

Mary McEniry, the director of DSDR, will be in Lima, Peru attending the sixth ALAP (Latin American Population Association) conference from August 12 to August 15.

The theme for this year is "Population dynamics and sustainable development with equity" ("Dinámica de población y desarrollo sostenible con equidad").

More information on the conference can be found here (in Spanish).

Dr. McEniry will be presenting on a selection of studies from the 2014 Population Association of America conference, ICPSR, UC-Berkeley, and ALAP. The presentation can be found below.

The co-sponsors of the ALAP conference can be found following the slideshow presentation below.


NAHDAP releases data on drug use among young American Indians

NAHDAP announces the release of the data collection, "Drug Use Among Young American Indians: Epidemiology and Prediction, 2001-2006 and 2009-2013." This study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is relatively unique in that American Indians are its primary respondents. The study's purpose was to assess the levels and patterns of substance use among American Indian youth who attend school near or on reservations in the United States. Schools had to have at least an enrollment of 20% American Indian students to be considered for inclusion into the study. Over half of the respondents in the file marked that they are American Indian.

Fred Beauvais, from Colorado State University, led this annual survey for the past 30 years. For this data collection, data come from annual in-school surveys completed between the years 2001 to 2006, and 2009 to 2013. The dataset contains 527 variables on 16,590 students in grades 7 to 12. The data are available for download and online analysis.


Evolutionary Demography 2nd Annual Meeting: Abstract Deadline Approaching August 1

The upcoming 2nd Annual Meeting of the Evolutionary Demography Society will be held November 10 through 12 at Stanford University. Registration is now open, and the last day to register and submit a 50-300 word abstract is August 1.

Further details and registration information will be posted on the website of the Stanford Center for Population Research.

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Request to Review and Update your IP Ranges

Dear Official and Designated Representatives,

The most frequent user support request that ICPSR receives is "I downloaded the study, but there wasn't any data" and that problem is almost always the result of ICPSR lacking up-to-date IP ranges for the member institution. It's frustrating for end users and likely generates unneeded user support requests for you as ICPSR ORs/DRs.

ICPSR asks that each institution take some time this summer to supply us with up-to-date IP ranges for your institution.

Here are some suggestions on how to handle this:

How do I obtain my university's IP ranges?

Just email your central IT department. In all likelihood, they will email you the ranges, or email you a URL where those ranges are made available to vendors. Just forward the email on to ICPSR at netmail@icpsr.umich.edu and we'll handle the rest. Your library may also have these IP ranges, as they need them for working with journal subscriptions and other online services.

How can I view the IP addresses ICPSR currently has on file?

If you go to the front page of the Membership in ICPSR website, there's a link on the left titled "View IP Ranges" underneath "Manage Your Membership." Note that the link requires you to login as an OR or DR.

That said, ICPSR would prefer you just send us the IP ranges. We will delete the old ranges and input the latest numbers, double-checking for errors when the ranges are converted to CIDR, and our system will record when we last updated your IP ranges, so that we can have a record of how up-to-date the information is.

Why do the IP ranges look so odd?

This is part of why we prefer you send us updated IP ranges rather than evaluating whether an update is needed.

Our system expresses IP ranges using CIDR - a format rapidly being adopted by IT organizations and universities. To convert CIDR to traditional IP ranges (or vice versa), please use this CIDR-IP Converter.

Even for users familiar with IP addresses, CIDR is a bit confusing. Unfortunately, we're rapidly running out of IPv4 addresses, and CIDR is one of the ways IT departments are handling this shortage.

Where do I send the IP addresses?

Either netmail@icpsr.umich.edu or web-support@icpsr.umich.edu would be fine.

I can't access one of the links above because I forgot my password. What do I do?

Email netmail@icpsr.umich.edu. Be sure to include your name and institution and request that your password be sent to you.

Need to see what email address we have associated with your OR/DR account? Find and click on your institution on our member list and you will see the email we have associated with your account.