Institute for Social Research

Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan is the key partner of ISS and world’s largest academic social science survey and research organization. ISR is a leader in developing and applying new social science methods, and is committed to educating the next generation of social scientists.

The Institute for Social Studies (ISS) at the University of Warsaw was established in January, 1991, as an independent research unit of the Warsaw University w on the basis of the Memorandum of Agreement between the University of Warsaw and the University of Michigan (USA). The ISS is affiliated with the Institute for Social Research (ISR, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

ISR also established the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) that maintains the world’s largest archive of digital social science data. More than 7,000 data collections are part of the archive, with up to 500 new collections added every year. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. A well-trained staff provides user support to faculty, students, researchers, and policymakers using the extensive online data archive. ICPSR conducts research in the emerging field of data science and works to promote data sharing around the world.

In 2016, ISS celebrated 25 years of scholarly exchange with University of Michigan. The summary of our fruitful cooperation as well as the list of ICPSR alumna can be found here or in pdf folder.

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