February 16, 2018

U.S. Census Announces Launch of New Data Repository Hosted by ICPSR

From the U.S. Census:

 2018-02-08_14-56-05A new U.S. Census Bureau data repository has been launched as a result of key recommendations made by the 2017 “Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking,” in conjunction with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The repository, hosted by the ICPSR, improves transparency by establishing a searchable inventory, through which the public can learn about the data that government collects.

This repository continues the long-standing partnership between the Census Bureau and ICPSR, dating back to the 1960s.

From ICPSR:

The robust metadata also enable “researchers inside and outside government … [to] be better able to identify which data are needed and useful for answering policy questions, conducting program evaluations, and reducing inefficient and unnecessary data requests.”

This repository continues the long-standing partnership between the US Census Bureau and ICPSR, dating back to the 1960s. During that time, ICPSR digitized historical population and demographic data from the published reports of the US decennial census from 1790 to 1970, and mae them available to the scholarly community.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to New U.S. Census Data Repository (via ICSPR)

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