2015-01-27

NAHDAP Announces Webinar: Find and Apply for Restricted-use Data from NAHDAP

Join us on February 12, 2015, at 1 PM EST for our next webinar: Find and Apply for Restricted-use Data from NAHDAP: It's Easier than You May Think!

This workshop will educate researchers on how to find information about restricted-use data on the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) Website and how to apply online for access to these data through ICPSR’s Data Access Request System (IDARS).

The objectives of the webinar are to:

1. Describe why NAHDAP distributes restricted-use data.
2. Understand the general process of making a data access request.
3. Review the main pages of the IDARS application.
4. Discuss the frequently asked questions that arise as researchers complete the application.

Presenters:
Kaye Marz, University of Michigan, ICPSR
Robert Choate, University of Michigan, ICPSR

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2627235020054159874

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

2015-01-26

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.

2015-01-22

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





2015-01-20

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.

2015-01-19

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.

2015-01-16

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:
ICPSR
Research Paper Competition Page
Research Paper Competition Flyer
RCMD

2015-01-13

Login problems - resolved

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.

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

2015-01-12

ICPSR officially launches new website for National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture (NADAC)

ICPSR is excited to announce the official debut of a website for the National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture (NADAC). The underlying data for the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts  (SPPA) and General Social Survey (GSS) are available to researchers, policy-makers, arts practitioners and others. The National Endowment for the Arts is providing free access to NADAC’s data files and related resources, as well as a user-friendly platform for querying the data. Visit NADAC to learn more.

A sampling of NADAC Datasets:


Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA), 2012 [United States] (ICPSR 35168) United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of Census; United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics; National Endowment for the Arts

For more information*, please contact:

Amy Pienta, Archive Director apienta@umich.edu

Kaye Marz, Archive Manager kayem@umich.edu

Alison Stroud, Archive Manager alistrou@umich.edu

*Also, see the Fall 2014 ICPSR Bulletin newsletter for a behind-the-scenes look at NADAC.

2015-01-08

North American Data Documentation Initiative opens call for papers for April conference

The Program Committee for the North American Data Documentation Initiative (NADDI) Conference invites you to attend and submit papers for NADDI2015 in April.

Theme for NADDI2015: Research Data Management: Enhancing Discoverability with Open Metadata Standards.
Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison.
When: April 8-10.
How to submit a proposal for a presentation: Visit the NADDI website to submit a presentation.
For more information:
Email: naddi2015@gmail.com
Web: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/naddi2015/
Twitter: #NADDICONF(https://twitter.com/NADDI2015)


2015-01-05

Registration still open for Jan. 8 webinar on Drug Use Among Young American Indians

Registration seats are still available for you to join us on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST for a webinar on Drug Use Among Young American Indians - Exploring the Data.

The goal of the workshop is to expose investigators to the Drug Use Among Young American Indians: Epidemiology and Prediction study and the data available for 2001-2006 and 2009-2013. This data set contains detailed information on 16,590 adolescents in 7th to 12th grade in schools that had over 20% of its population self-identified as American Indian. Over 52% of the respondents reported being American Indian.

The purpose of the webinar is to:

1. Describe the Drug Use Among Young American Indians study methods and sample
2. Describe the scales used in the questionnaires
3. Discuss possible areas of investigation that the study might be useful for addressing
4. Provide specific advice related to the use of these data sets for certain types of analyses

Presenters:
Randall Swaim, PhD, Colorado State University
Linda Stanley, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Robert Choate, University of Michigan, ICPSR
Jai Holt, University of Michigan, ICPSR

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8335739960995956737

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

This January 8, 2015 webinar is a reschedule for the webinar on the same topic originally scheduled for November 13, 2014.