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ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research)

What is restricted use data?

Most of ICPSR data holdings are public-use files with no restrictions on access beyond ICPSR's standard Terms of Use. However, in some cases ICPSR provides access for vetted researchers and sponsor-supervised students to restricted-use data versions that retain confidential or sensitive data. This is accomplished by imposing strict legal and electronic requirements for off-site access, or on-site access in a physical data enclave.

Navigating Restricted Use Data

Assessing Disclosure Risk