The collection includes federal and state census files, administrative records, public opinion surveys, economic and social data from national and international organizations, along with studies compiled by individual researchers. In addition, Cornell University subscribes to many different data resources including ICPSR and the Roper Center, providing access to a large variety of additional data sources. The CISER archive was founded in 1981.
- Census 2010 SF1 – download center
- Census 2010 SF2 – download center
- American Community Survey 2015 – download center
- Cornell National Social Survey – custom extracts
Using the CISER Archive
Data files, most documentation, and other files (for example, SAS, SPSS, and Stata programs) are housed on the CISER file server. Some data require facility with a statistical software package that can read and manipulate raw data files or software-specific datasets.
The following are different ways Cornell users can use or obtain data archive holdings (click to expand):
USAGE NOTE: Use of Archive data and documentation is limited to the purpose of academic research. Other use or redistribution is a violation of Cornell’s Campus Code of Conduct and Policy Regarding Abuse of Computers and Network Systems. Some datasets have additional requirements for their use, see Cornell’s ICPSR Membership and Cornell’s Roper Center Membership for additional information. Acknowledgement of the use of data (or other services) from CISER is respectfully requested. Please see details here.
Depositing Research Data
If you have data that you would like to deposit into a data repository, please contact us to discuss your repository and archival needs.