MIDUS 3 EARLY RELEASE: National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS 3), 2013-2014 (ICPSR 36346)

NACDA is providing an early release of these data in collaboration with MIDUS investigators. The BETA version is being offered to facilitate rapid access to the study for research purposes. This collection has not been fully processed by NACDA or ICPSR at this time, and are released in the format provided by the principal investigators. As the study is processed and given enhanced features by ICPSR in the future, users will be able to download the updated versions of the study. Please report any data errors or problems to user support and we will resolve any data related issues.
National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS 3), 2013-2014 (ICPSR 36346)
In 1995-1996, the MacArthur Midlife Research Network carried out a national survey of over 7,000 Americans aged 25 to 74 [ICPSR 2760]. The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of behavioral, psychological, and social factors in understanding age-related differences in physical and mental health.
With support from the National Institute on Aging, an initial follow-up of the original MIDUS samples was conducted in 2004 (MIDUS 2). The daily stress and cognitive functioning projects were repeated at MIDUS 2, but in addition the protocol was expanded to include biomarkers and neuroscience.
In 2013 a third wave (MIDUS 3) of survey data was collected on longitudinal participants. Data collection for these follow-up waves largely repeated baseline assessments (e.g., phone interview and extensive self-administered questionnaire), with additional questions in selected areas (e.g., economic recession experiences, optimism and coping, stressful life events, and caregiving). A second wave of cognitive functioning data were also collected. Demographic and background information includes gender, age, education, marital status, income and household composition.

These data are available on the MIDUS 3 page here
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NAHDAP and ICPSR closed for the Holidays

NAHDAP and ICPSR will be closed beginning Thursday, December 24th. NAHDAP and ICPSR will re-open on Monday, January 4th. NAHDAP will respond to any requests received to review restricted data applications or questions about data at that time. From us here at NAHDAP we wish you Happy Holidays and look forward to working with you in 2016.


PATH Study Wave 1 Restricted-Use Files Just Released

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. Qualified researchers may now apply for access to the restricted-use file (RUF) from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

The PATH Study is a household-based, nationally representative, longitudinal cohort study of 45,971 youth (12-17 years) and adults in the United States. The study was launched in 2011 to inform FDA’s regulatory activities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that was signed into law in 2009. Data in the first wave were collected from September 2013 to December 2014.

To apply for access to the wave 1 RUF, please visit: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36231.

For more information on the PATH Study, please visit: https://pathstudyinfo.nih.gov.

Please share this information with others who may be interested.

Call for abstracts: NADDI 2016: Document, Discover, and Interoperate (April 6-8, 2016)

NADDI 2016: Document, Discover, and Interoperate will be April 6-8, 2016 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The North American DDI (NADDI) user conference provides opportunities for all who are actively using or are interested in learning about this community-developed metadata standard for observational research data. NADDI 2016 will be a three-day conference consisting of hands-on workshops (April 6) and both invited and contributed presentations (April 7 & 8).
This year’s conference theme is ‘Document, Discover, and Interoperate’.

The full power of DDI is exhibited through its applications in documenting, discovering, and interoperating data. These are activities that sustain the flow of vital information throughout a research project. Through the use of DDI, this research information is defined, identified, structured so that it can be shared predictably with other applications or be machine-actionable.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission closes: January 15, 2016
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: January 29, 2016
  • Presenter's deadline to register: March 18, 2016
  • Early rate registration closes: March 18, 2016
  • Registration deadline: March 28, 2016

Given the theme of this year’s NADDI conference, we are looking for submissions that will fit into the following four categories:

  1. Repository Platforms and Metadata;
  2. Metadata Production Systems;
  3. Discovery Platforms;
  4. Interoperability.

The hosts of this year’s NADDI conference are the Health Research Data Repository and Faculty of Nursing Research Office of the University of Alberta.

For more information please visit the conference website at: http://naddiconf.org/2016/

For immediate inquiries or additional information at this time please contact the conference Chair, James Doiron (jdoiron@ualberta.ca)

New Releases through 2015-12-20

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



India Human Development Survey (IHDS) Announces Users Conference and Call for Papers

The following Call for Papers is available on the IHDS Website.

Announcement: Call for Papers
User Conference: 16th-18th March 2016

The University of Maryland and the National Council of Applied Economic Research invite papers for India Human Development Survey (IHDS) user conference, to take place at 
Neemrana Fort Palace on March 16th-18th 2016. The conference provides a forum for IHDS users to present their work and exchange information regarding the survey. Papers must contain original analysis of IHDS data and may cover a range of topics included in the survey. Please send an extended abstract of 2-4 pages to ihdsinfo@gmail.com by January 8, 2016. The subject line of submission email should state: IHDS Conference Submission. Selected papers will be published in an edited volume.

Students and junior scholars working with IHDS data who do not have a paper to present, but would like to learn more about the data are encouraged to apply for a training session to be held on 16th March in conjunction with the conference. To apply: Send an email to inhdsinfo@gmail.com with a cover letter and a brief resume describing research interests. The subject line of submission email should state: IHDS Training Program.


Check out the latest ICPSR Bulletin!

Highlights of this issue:

  • 2015 Biennial ICPSR Meeting energizes ICPSR representatives from around the world
  • New policy highlights 7 high-priority data areas
  • ICPSR releases data from groundbreaking Army STARRS study
  • Summer Program 2015 is most fulfilling, diverse yet
  • Deadlines approaching for paper competition and internship program
Read it online: http://goo.gl/KlsX3m

Download a copy: http://goo.gl/MUNRyr


New Releases through 2015-12-13

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



New Releases through 2015-12-06

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