ICPSR Biennial Meeting

Friday, Oct 8, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:59pm



This year’s conference theme is “Data Positivity: Data Doing Good

Since 1962, the ICPSR community has actively supported the curation, preservation, and analysis of data. These data have in turn affected the lives of millions of people. Important issues of our day including health care; diversity, equity and inclusion; the environment, and more have all been affected by the use of data. 

We believe that data, when used for good, can change the world. 

Join us for this Biennial Meeting to learn more about what data are available here at ICPSR, the world’s oldest and largest social science data archive. You’ll also hear from experts at multiple institutions sharing how their work with data has impacted policy, culture, and more.

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This event will support that mission via training and information-sharing in the areas of data curation and data management, research and classroom data resources, and data education opportunities to help data-driven individuals “do good” by using the best and latest quantitative methods.

About the data:

The breadth of ICPSR’s data collections, collaborations, and data services has continued to expand. The ICPSR Biennial Meeting 2021 will provide an overview of what is available now and what is coming soon in terms of types of data and data tools. The Biennial Meeting will also provide a thorough chronicle of the Consortium’s activities of the recent past and offer a peek into plans for the future. 

The Biennial Meeting will also impart practical approaches and strategies to discover and access research data, work with data producers to share data, write data management plans, and locate tools and resources to assist in curating, preserving, and managing research data at your institution.

Who, where, when:

Unlike previous years, which were limited by physical space, the ICPSR Biennial Meeting 2021 is fully virtual and open to the public. Please invite interested colleagues, students, and others.

This event serves as an opportunity for researchers, teaching faculty, librarians, policymakers, students, data professionals, journalists, and more to virtually gather and share ideas that will aid us as a data community to deliver greater research impact.

There are no registration fees for this event.

Workshops, presentations, and networking sessions will all take place virtually through platforms such as Zoom and Kumospace. 

The event begins on October 6th, with presentations taking place between 10 am ET and 5 pm ET. Additional networking opportunities take place each morning before presentations begin, and optional pre-conference activities will be available on October 5th.

Following the event, presentation materials and recordings will be posted on the Program & Workshops pages here as well as on ICPSR’s YouTube Channel.