Links to Data Sets and Repositories
A wealth of shared data are available for use in psychological science research. These data span a wide variety of topics. Below are examples of electronically available behavioral and social science data.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development
Data and documentation for phases I and II of the NICHD-SECCYD study. Access to the data set requires application and IRB approval.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Use and Consumption Tables
A large number of html and text files on alcohol use and consumption.
Health and Retirement Study
A longitudinal study of health, retirement, and aging. User registration required.
The fMRI Data Center at Dartmouth University. A site dedicated to increasing access to brain imaging data.
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
National Election Studies
These are databases primarily related to election activity from 1948 through the present. Simple registration is required.
An introductory link to the many tables that are available.
Human Mortality Database provides detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity.
International Math and Science Study (TIMMS)
This Boston College sponsored site includes the TIMSS 1999 International Database among other data. Additionally, guidebooks (.pdf) are available to download.
Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES) provides access to tools that include a database of transcripts, programs for computer analysis of transcripts, methods for linguistic coding, and systems for linking transcripts to digitized audio and video.
Organization for Economic Co-ordination and Development-Program for International Student Assessment
Reports from the recent study are available as downloadable Excel tables.
Panel Study of Income Dynamics. The PSID is a longitudinal survey of a representative sample of US individuals and the families in which they reside.
Consumer Behavior Data: Requires registration. "The Surveys of Consumers are conducted by the Survey Research Center, under the direction of Richard T. Curtin, at the University of Michigan. Founded in 1946 by George Katona, the surveys have long stressed the important influence of consumer spending and saving decisions in determining the course of the national economy. The Surveys of Consumers have proven to be an accurate indicator of the future course of the national economy."
The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) is a long-term study of a random sample of 10,317 men and women who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. Survey data were collected from the original respondents or their parents in 1957, 1964, 1975, and 1992 and from a selected sibling in 1977 and 1994. The National Institute on Aging is supporting a new wave of interviews with graduates, siblings, spouses, and widows during 2003-2004.
Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan
Data available from the five centers of ISR, including Center for Political Studies Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Population Studies Center, Research Center for Group Dynamics, and Survey Research Center.
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Links to data from various epidemiology studies and clinical trials. Access requires application and IRB approval.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) in collaboration with ICPSR. (Click on the "download data" tab).
The Harvard-MIT Data Center manages technology platforms for the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS).
Rutgers University links to public databases 38 subject headings covering a wide range of issues.