ICPSR server maintenance Saturday, 31 January 2015, 8pm-midnight US/Eastern

ICPSR will perform server and network maintenance on Saturday night, 31 January, between 8pm-midnight. Most servers will be offline at least briefly during this maintenance window. The ICPSR website will switch over to its replica on Amazon during the maintenance, so most users will be unaffected. Users working with restricted data or depositing data may be affected, however.

New Releases through 2015-01-25

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.


MCUAAAR is Accepting Applications for its Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research - June 8-10, 2015

The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) is announcing its Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research
June 8-10, 2015. Drs. Lou Penner and Hector Gonzalez will host this year's workshop at the Institute for Gerontology on the campus of Wayne State University.

This workshop is for junior (non-tenured) faculty and advanced graduate students. The attached flyer contains details for applying to the workshop. The application deadline is Friday, April 10, 2015.

Please distribute this announcement. Contact Carol Talbott ctalbott@wayne.edu or Minti Henderson minti@umich.edu with questions. Thank you!

Minti Henderson
Program Coordinator
Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Tel: (734) 615-3629 | Fax: (734) 763-0044
Facebook: Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging

MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop Application


Hispanic Children and Families Summer Fellowship Program

The deadline for the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families Summer Fellowship program to February 6th.
The goal of this program is to attract, develop, and expand the pool of emerging scholars focused on studying issues concerning low-income and vulnerable Hispanic children and families across three priority areas—(1) poverty reduction and self-sufficiency, (2) healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and (3) early care and education.  This 12-week program is open to advanced Ph.D. students (third year or higher) and will provide selected graduate students with the opportunity to carry out policy-relevant research in an applied setting.  See attachment for further information.

Login problems - resolved

UPDATE: Janrain has corrected the problem. You should encounter no problems logging in.

ICPSR and its partner sites provide third-party authentication through an external vendor named Janrain. Unfortunately, Janrain is experiencing some technical problems right now, so users will encounter problems if they attempt to login via Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn. The MyData login is unaffected by this and is working correctly. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause; we do not currently have a timeline for how long it will take Janrain to fix this error.


Drug Use Among Young American Indians Webinar Available on YouTube

Video and slides are now available from the webinar titled "Drug Abuse among Young American Indians: Exploring the Data" presented by Dr. Randall Swaim and Dr. Linda Stanley, the study's Principal Investigator and Co-principal Investigator respectively, located at Colorado State University’s Tri-Ethnic Center, and Robert Choate and Jai Holt, of ICPSR's National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program.

The session described the study's background and history, methodology, data processing, available access options to the data, previous research published, and what the future is for the study. This webinar and other webinars that NAHDAP has presented can also be found on the "Training" tab of the NAHDAP web site. Other webinars can also be found at 
ICPSR's YouTube channel.


ICPSR's 2015 Student Research Paper Deadline Approaching: January 31!

Don't miss it! The January 31, 2015, submission deadline for the ICPSR Student Research Paper Competitions is approaching soon.

The competitions are: (
view eligibility criteria)

·       ICPSR Research Paper Competition, for analyses on any topic using data from the ICPSR Archive or Thematic Collections. Separate undergraduate and master's prizes.
·       RCMD Research Paper Competition, for analyses on issues of minorities and immigrants in the US, using data from the Resource Center for Minority Data.

Awards: $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place, and publication on the ICPSR Research Paper Competition Winners Web site and in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin for the first-place winners.

Visit the ICPSR's 
Research Paper Competition Web site for details and Entry Forms.

Learn more:
Research Paper Competition Page
Research Paper Competition Flyer