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Existing Data Sources

Extant data collections typically provide access to both data and samples richer than anything an individual researcher or research team can collect. If it is possible to do so, using existing data to examine the question(s) of interest is likely desirable. SSRI's Data and Information Services specializes in helping social science researchers manage sensitive and restricted data, data that cannot be publicly available to all researchers because of concerns about protecting the confidentiality of respondent information. Information about the secure data resources available through SSRI appears here.


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