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Finding & Using Data from ICPSR: Create an ICPSR Account

Guidance for locating and using data from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Creating an Account

Full access to ICPSR is limited to current students, faculty and staff at UC Merced. 

To access and download datasets and associated study documentation, you will need to create an ICPSR account from a computer on the campus network. 

  • Go to the ICPSR webpage ( and click the "Create an Account" link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Create an account using your UC Merced email.
  • Once you have created the account from a computer on campus you will be able to login from any computer to access your account and the datasets available from ICPSR.
  • To keep your account valid, ICPSR recommends logging in with a computer on the UC Merced network every six months.

Once logged in, clicking on your name (top right corner) will allow you to access your MyData Dashboard and associated features. 

Having trouble? Visit Problems with MyData to troubleshoot account issues.