The data archive maintains a collection of social and economic datasets. It's a centralized source for numeric data files: their acquisition, storage, maintenance, and use. We support the research activities of social science faculty, students, and staff at Cornell University. The collection includes federal or state censuses, files based on administrative records, public opinion surveys, economic and social data from national and international organizations, and studies compiled by individual researchers. You can search our holdings or browse studies by subject area. Also see Locating and Using Archive Data.
CISER is covered by Clarivate Data Citation Index.
CISER is a member of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, both major distributors of social science data. The CISER Data Archive also participates in Cornell's Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG). ICPSR is the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, located at the University of Michigan. ICPSR is a membership organization of over 550 universities and research institutions worldwide. Cornell was a founding member when it was organized in 1962. In addition, ICPSR houses many opinion polls, including polls conducted for national media organizations (CBS, ABC, Washington Post, New York Times, etc.) and major international series (Afrobarometer, Eurobarometer, Asiabarometer).
The Cornell Restricted Access Data Center (CRADC) was established to provide secure access to confidential research data.Cornell researchers can acquire, house, and use restricted data in CRADC's secure computing environment.