Social Science Data Management: Accessing and Sharing Research Data

A guide to help researchers manage, store, and share their social science data. We also schedule one-on-one or group sessions if you have additional data questions. If you would like to schedule a data consultation contact Rebekah Cummings at rebekah.cumm

Data Archiving Services at the University of Utah

Need to archive your data? 

The Marriott Library provides limited data archiving services. We currently offer data consultation for datasets of all sizes and archiving services for datasets and related documentation for files up to 40 MB.  If USpace is not the right repository for you, our data librarians can help you find an appropriate repository for your data. For more information about our current data services visit our Repositories for Research Data subject guide or contact us at We would be happy to talk about your data needs and how we can help.


Accessing Research Data

Trying to find data?

To locate social science research data, please visit the Social Science Data Resources lib guide or contact Rebekah Cummings at

Here are some of the most common places to look for social science data: 

ICPSR - the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. ICPSR is the world's largest social science data archive and has been in operation since 1962. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research and hosts 16 specialized collections of data in aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. 

U.S. Census - the U.S. census is the leading source of quality data about the United State's people and economy. Census data is available at For help finding data refer to the University of Utah U.S. Census subject guide - Search over 150,000 datasets collected by U.S. Government agencies on agriculture, business, climate, education, public safety, and more at

General Social Survey (GSS) - contains demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal information about the U.S. population. Many questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate longitudinal research and replication of earlier findings.

Social Explorer - provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information and lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand dempgraphy and social change. Available to the U of U community at

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