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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences: Data

This subject research guide serves as a roadmap to the psychology resources available at the Rutgers University Libraries

Data Resources at Rutgers University Libraries

Data Resources in the Rutgers Libraries

Indexes to Data

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) [Rutgers Restricted]
The largest repository of social science data in the world. Based at U. Michigan, ICPSR includes entire data sets, polls, surveys from government, organizations, and individual researchers. Includes 7,000 data collections and over 500,000 individual data files, most prepared with SPSS and SAS. Rutgers affiliates can download data sets directly to their desktops.


NSF Data Mandates

Beginning in Jan. 2011, all NSF grant proposals must include a data management plan. Other funders now require Data Management Plans. Whether you need help with the DMP Tool, or just want to consult, the Libraries can provide assistance and expertise. Please contact Laura Palumbo, Science Data Specialist (for NB Libraries) at If you need consulting around issues of open access to publications or other research outputs, please contact Laura Bowering Mullen at (or see the tab labelled Rutgers Open Access Policy and SOAR on the top of this guide. For discussion around open science and psychology, please see chapters of the book manuscript, Scholarly Communication and Open Access in Psychology: Current Considerations for Researchers (Draft).

Data Resources Provided by the Libraries

Ryan Womack is the RUL librarian who specializes in data. Please see his comprehensive guide to data services linked here. Please contact Ryan Womack with specific data questions (contact information within guide).

See also the comprehensive guide to data resources on the Social Work PhD guide (by Hartman). This guide provides many useful links for finding data on research topics in psychology.

Subject Repositories for Psychology Data (freely accessible)

Psychology/Behavioral Sciences Librarian; Open Access Specialist

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Laura Bowering Mullen
Rutgers Library of Science and Medicine
165 Bevier Road
Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8009 (email is the best way to contact me)

For access to selected publications, please see:

Data Journals in Psychology


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