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CISER and Cornell’s Labor Dynamics Institute have lined up several US Census Bureau research staff who are coming to Cornell for a few days each week between now and the end of the semester. We have a mix of business economists, labor economists, demographers, and geographers. In addition to attending their public presentations you may take this opportunity to discuss your ideas about proposed research with restricted access data from federal statistical agencies. The flyer with a detailed list of presenters along with their topics, and date, time and location of their presentations may be accessed here: Census@Cornell_flyer.pdf

If you have colleagues that may be interested please share the flyer with them.

Freedom on the Move awarded grant


Freedom on the Move, a project which compiles all North American slave runaway ads and makes them available for analysis, has been awarded an NEH grant

Freedom on the Move is a joint project of the Cornell Department of History, CISER, and the Cornell University Library.

Social science data discussion group


Library reference and research services across campus are receiving a large number of requests for social science statistics and data. In response, several groups have come together to form a new discussion group focused on finding and using social science data. Each discussion will include a demonstration of a resource, tool, or service, followed by a discussion, co-learning, and, of course, networking.

Co-sponsored by BLAST (Business, Labor and Similar Topics), and the Reference & Outreach Committee (R&O), topics will include finding and using social surveys, census data, public opinion polls, economic and business statistics, online data analysis tools, and more.

Meetings will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 1-2pm, in Olin 106 G (please note exception, below).

Upcoming meetings:

February 21st, from 1-2pm, in Olin 106 G
Kathleen Weldon from the Cornell Roper Center will join us to talk about the Roper Center and to demonstrate the Roper Explorer online analysis tool.

March 21st, ILR 237
Jonathan Bohan, from CISER, will join us to demonstrate Dataverse.

April 18th, from 1-2pm, in Olin 106 G
Florio Orocio Arguillas, from CISER, will join us to discuss CISER Help Services and the CISER server.

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Wants to Hear from You!


Archive News section: The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) has posted information about contributing to the research and data access agenda of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policy in their website at: The post begins with “The Commission is soliciting input from stakeholders on issues relevant to the Commission’s charge, established in Public Law 114-140. They are interested in hearing about data access issues, barriers to research, issues related to the capacity of states to engage in data and evidence building and issues related to privacy and confidentiality.” Go to the APDU website for more information.

Access to Confidential BLS Data through Cornell's FSRDC


As of October 1, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began piloting researcher access to National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth (NLSY) and Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) restricted data at Federal Statistical Research Data Centers. You can read about the program and learn more about the application process. For further information about access through the Cornell FSRDC, please contact Warren Brown, Research Director, Cornell FSRDC at

ICPSR DataFair


CISER will be hosting the ICPSR DataFair webinars on September 26-29, 2016. Please join us in Mann library Rm 100 to learn more about the ICPSR Data Archive and the resources that are available to you as a Cornellian.

To review webinar topics, please visit

Invitation to ICPSR webinar


The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) invites you to a free webinar on March 1st 2016, 12:30pm-2:00pm EST.

Topics include:

  • Finding usable research data for analysis and teaching
  • Sharing research data

The CUL Data Discussion group will host the webinar in Mann Library room 100. You can participate there or you can register at to participate online.

Cornell is a member of ICPSR.

Invitation from the RDMSG


Please join us for an introduction to the Research Data Management Service Group and the services available to you at Cornell to help you manage your research data. We'll also review funder requirements for proposal preparation and data sharing, and show you the basics of preparing a data management plan. Two sessions are being offered, no RSVP necessary:

  • Wednesday January 20, noon - 1 pm, 120 Mann Library
  • Thursday February 18, noon - 1pm, 340 Duffield Hall

For more information, please contact us at