CISER houses an extensive collection of research data files in the social sciences with particular emphasis on data that matches the interests of Cornell University researchers. CISER intentionally uses a broad definition of social sciences in recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of Cornell research. CISER collects and maintains digital research data files in the social sciences, with a current emphasis on Cornell-based social science research, Results Reproduction packages, and potentially at-risk datasets. Our archive historically has focused on a broad range of social science data including data on demography, economics and labor, political and social behavior, family life, and health. 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.
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.