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Free ICPSR Webinars

ICPSR is offering an in-depth six-part webinar series designed to orient those new to ICPSR to the data, tools and services they offer plus their training and educational resources.  Please join them for all six webcasts or just the ones you need to make the most of your access to ICPSR.

Who should attend?  Faculty, students, librarians, and researchers who are looking for data to write papers or theses; desire to conduct secondary research; require data management services to fulfill grant requirements; need research methods training; or need teaching tools to help support quantitative literacy efforts in undergraduate instruction.

All webcasts are free and open to the public, and recordings and slides will be posted on ICPSR’s YouTube channel.  You will need to register for each webcast you plan to attend.  Registration links are below.

Webinar Session Descriptions and Registration Links:

  • General Orientation to ICPSR Data Services:  This webcast will be a fast-paced overview of data services and training provided by ICPSR.  This session will provide a solid foundation for the sessions that follow!

o   Date/Time: February 4, 2013, 2:00 pm EST

o    Registration link:


  • OR/DR Orientation: New to or considering the Official or Designated Representative role?  This webcast will cover the OR/DR role and highlight online ICPSR-provided resources to help promote awareness and use of our data services.

Not an OR/DR?  The resources/techniques in this webinar can still be of great value in promoting ICPSR and other data services across your organization!

o   Topics will include:

§  Promotional tools and materials available to you from ICPSR (brochures, slide presentations, online and print materials)

§  OR Tools and on-demand utilization reports

§  The OR Handbook (online)

§  OR Meeting 2013 & Summer Program Sessions for ORs and those in the data curation community

o   Date/Time: February 11, 2013, 2:00 pm EST

o   Registration link:


  • ICPSR Education & Teaching Services: ICPSR has developed a number of resources dedicated to supporting quantitative literacy by getting data into the classroom, and by providing paid undergraduate research internships and research paper opportunities.  This session will provide an in-depth look at our teaching resources, our student opportunities, and an overview of ICPSR’s Summer Program – our renowned program of courses for beginning and advanced students of quantitative methods.

o   Date/Time: February 19, 2013, 2:00 pm EST

o   Registration link:


  • Hands-On With ICPSR:  This three-part series will take the attendee deep into data discovery, data exploration, and data sharing and access at ICPSR.  Attendees can sit back and watch but are encouraged to discover and explore their research interests as the presenter walks them through these exciting data tools.  That’s right, multi-tasking is encouraged during these sessions!

  Part I: Discovering ICPSR Data:  This session will cover effective search strategies, ICPSR’s bibliography of data-related literature, our growing tools associated with the social science variables database, and more!

§  Date/Time: February 25, 2013, 2:00 pm EST

§  Registration link:

  Part II: Explore ICPSR Data:  Whether you are interested in exploring data for further analysis or conducting analysis with online tools, this session is for you!  This session will introduce ICPSR’s online analysis system known as SDA, quick tables, our custom crosstab tool, and other tools to aid in data exploration.

§  Date/Time: February 26, 2013, 2:00 pm EST

§  Registration link:

o   Part III: Data Deposit & Restricted Data Access:  The final session in the series will cover the benefits of sharing and archiving data, introduce the process for depositing data at ICPSR, and provide an orientation to our restricted data services, including an overview of the various access points to data that present confidentiality concerns.

§  Date/Time: February 27, 2013, 2:00 pm EST

§  Registration link:


We look forward to your participation!  Please forward these webinar opportunities to anyone who may be interested in ICPSR data services. 

Linda Detterman

Assistant Director, Collection Delivery

Marketing & Membership Director

ICPSR – University of Michigan



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