2015-09-30

New DSDR Public-use Data Available

DSDR is pleased to announce the availability of new and updated public-use studies released this summer:

Work, Family, and Health Study (WFHS) (ICPSR 36158)
The WFHS is a longitudinal study designed to enhance understanding of the impact of workplace practices and policies on work, family life, and health outcomes. The public-use data include information from employees and managers regarding:

  • the amount of hours worked;
  • balance between work and family;
  • opportunities to work from home;
  • the ability to take vacation and time off when desired;
  • decision-making authority at work; and
  • psychological distress and well-being.

ESRU Social Mobility Survey in Mexico, 2006 (ICPSR 35333)
The 2006 ESRU Social Mobility Survey in Mexico (SMSM) is the first nationally representative, fully probabilistic survey of inter-generational social mobility in Mexico. The main objective of the survey is to describe and analyze inter-generational socioeconomic mobility in Mexican society. Variables in the RSRU SMSM include information on:
  • socioeconomic standing of the respondent and his/her spouse or partner;
  • socioeconomic standing of the respondent's and his/her spouse/partner's parents;
  • conditions when the respondent and his/her spouse were growing up; and
  • international and domestic migration, health, occupational trajectory, opinions, and attitudes.

 India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-12 (ICPSR 36151)
IHDS-II was updated to replace the original deposited data files with ICPSR-curated versions of the Individual, Household, and Eligible Women datasets. Downloadable files now include SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, and ASCII versions of the data files, along with associated setup files and PDF codebooks.

The India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-12 is a nationally representative, multi-topic survey of 42,152 households in 1,503 villages and 971 urban neighborhoods across India. These data are mostly re-interviews of households interviewed for IHDS-I in 2004-05.

2015-09-28

New Releases through 2015-09-27

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

Updates

Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) seeks hosts for 2016-2018 postdoctoral fellows

The Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) is seeking academic libraries, data centers, or other research institutions interested in hosting 2016-2018 postdoctoral fellows. Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research.
CLIR is soliciting hosts for three tracks within the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Funding arrangements for each track vary:
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciencesparticularly software curation, are designed by hosts who apply to the program and are selected by CLIR; educational benefits are funded by CLIR, partial salary support for fellows in software curation funded by CLIR.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies are designed by hosts who apply to the program and are selected by CLIR; CLIR pays full salaries for fellows.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Academic Libraries are open to any discipline. Fellowships are designed and funded by hosts, who also pay fees to CLIR to cover the costs of fellows’ education.
Full program information is available at http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc.
Questions may be addressed to Senior Program Officer Alice Bishop, abishop@clir.org,

2015-09-21

New Releases through 2015-09-20

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

Updates

ICPSR updates Collection Development Policy



ICPSR recently published a new policy outlining the characteristics of data that ICPSR has interest in adding to its expansive collection of data in the social and behavioral sciences. Our new Collection Development Policy, based on our data users' demand, identifies seven High-Priority Data areas:

sexual orientation
bullying
social media
immigration
individual well-being
longitudinal data
international data

To view the full policy, visit http://goo.gl/xdRZIv. If you are connected to a research project in one of these areas and are committed to the preservation and dissemination of these data to enable future discoveries, contact ICPSR Acquisitions at deposit@icpsr.umich.edu.

2015-09-14

New Releases through 2015-09-13

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

Updates

2015-09-02

Pioneering ICPSR data steward in Canada calls it a career

As ICPSR Official Representatives and Designated Representatives around the world prepare to head to Ann Arbor this fall for the 2015 Biennial ICPSR Meeting, ICPSR would like to take time to say thanks and congratulations to a longtime ICPSR data steward upon his retirement.

Walter Piovesan, a pioneering data guru at Simon Fraser University, helped shape SFU's and Canada’s digital landscape for almost four decades and is known for his expertise with maps, and GIS. He was also a longtime Official Representative and member of the ICPSR Council from 2004-2008.

Thanks Walter! And best wishes in your retirement.

Read more here.