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[OR-Announce] [ICPSR] ICPSR DataBytes -- Spring 2020

 

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ICPSR DataBytes

Spring into ICPSR for a Bit!

While ICPSR's Perry Building awaits our return, spring continues, the flowers are out, and ICPSR is blossoming with many bits and bytes to share!

Enjoy Summer. Plan for Fall. The ICPSR Fall Data Fair Begins on September 21!

Save the date! More details for ICPSR’s fully online, five-day Data Fair will be announced soon. This Data Fair, the sixth of its kind, consists of 4-5 webinars per day focused on all things data. ICPSR staff, ICPSR Representatives, the ICPSR Council, and special guests come together online to train and inform. Watch for email and social media communications soon with registration beginning later this summer.

Plan for Fall 2021 - the ICPSR Biennial Meeting October 6-8, 2021

Another ICPSR Biennial Meeting is in the works! Block your calendars and plan to make a visit to the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor in 2021. In addition to beautiful fall foliage, you will enjoy immersion into delivering data services, data management and curation, all things ICPSR, and a bounty of networking. More information to come later this year!

The ICPSR Summer Program has Gone Virtual! Still Time to Register!

Based upon actions taken by the University of Michigan and other institutions to eliminate in-person classroom instruction this summer, the ICPSR Summer Program has decided that both of our four-week sessions usually held in Ann Arbor will be offered online. There is still time to register for the second session and several short workshops!

Calling All ICPSR Members!

Did you miss the webinar this past May titled “Maximizing Your ICPSR Membership Value,” or do you want a copy of the slides or recording? Visit ICPSR’s YouTube channel to relive the session. Find out why over 60 individuals attended this session! And coming soon to the ICPSR channel, recordings and slides from webinars titled: “Hidden Gems of ICPSR – A Peek into the Data Vault,” and “Moving Beyond the Title: Evaluating the Data You Find.”

FY2021 Member Invoices Issued in April

Invoices for the membership period beginning July 1, 2020, were mailed in April and are due on August 30. Missing your invoice? Please contact us.

Council News: FY2022 Membership Fees Announced

The ICPSR Council met June 10-11. As is required by the ICPSR Constitution, membership fees must be approved at least one year in advance. Council approved a membership rate structure for FY2022 that is the same as FY2021, resulting in no increases for member institutions for the period beginning July 1, 2021.

2020 ICPSR Research Paper Winners Announced!

ICPSR is pleased to announce the First- and Second-Place winners of our 2020 Research Paper Competitions!

We are also pleased to announce the 2021 ICPSR Research Paper Competitions for Undergraduates and Graduate Students. The awards are $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place in each category and publication on the ICPSR Research Paper Competition Winners website and in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin. See the competition website for details. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2021.

Webinar Alert: How to Access and Use the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study Restricted-use Data Sets – June 30, 1:00 pm EDT

The webinar will provide researchers and analysts with: an overview of MSHS and the MSHS Study; study design, sample, and measures; primary datasets and documentation; representativeness and weights; illustration of MSHS analyses and findings; and guidance on accessing the dataset, including ICPSR’s standard application process and the submission of the signed data use agreement. Register here.

ICPSR Launches New Repository for COVID-19 Data

ICPSR has created a new archive for data examining the social, behavioral, public health, and economic impact of the novel coronavirus global pandemic. The COVID-19 Data Repository is a free, self-publishing option for any researcher or journalist who wants to share data related to COVID-19. The data will be available to any interested user for secondary analysis. We encourage deposits of data to help researchers and journalists understand and respond to the pandemic.

2020 Data Resource Page: Coronavirus, Activism, Policing, Census, Elections, and More

The year 2020 is turning out to be a year unlike any many of us have experienced in our lives. Keenly aware of major world events (both planned and unexpected) that will have our data users looking for resources, ICPSR staff have put together a 2020 Resources list that we will update throughout the year. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let us know at icpsr-help@umich.edu or fill out our submission form to suggest resources to add to the list.

Supporting Data Access through Challenging Times

We know that this is a challenging time to continue your work, including access to ICPSR data if you are off-campus and/or conducting critical research using ICPSR restricted data. Please note that member-affiliated MyData accounts may need to be authenticated. If you have questions or experience problems, please email us at ICPSR-help@umich.edu Need to create a MyData account? Enjoy this short video developed by the NACDA Program on Aging noting that MyData creation is a piece of cake and is the same across all of our projects.

 

 


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