The Harvard MIT Data Center (HMDC) serves as the distributor of quantitative social science data for the Harvard and MIT academic communities. The Virtual Data Center web application allows all users to search the various collections and browse descriptive data. While access to many of the data files are restricted to local users, a growing amount of data is available to the public or to users who apply for special permission.

Useful Links

Collection Overview

  • ICPSR : Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research
  • SSP : Murray Archive Collection: Social Sciences Program
  • Data-PASS : Data-PASS Preservation Partners Joint Catalog
  • Harvard Government Dissertation : Harvard University, Department of Government Dissertation Data
  • The MacArthur Network on Inequality : MacArthur Network on the Effect of Inequality on Economic Performance
  • Geospatial Data Collection : Murray Datasets with Geospatial Data
  • ROAD : Murray Archive Collection: Record of American Democracy
  • Studies of Lives : Murray Archive Collection: Unique qualitative and quantitative data
  • Roper : An External Collection Roper Center for Survey Research
  • BRC : Murray Archive Collection: Boston Research Consortium
  • Entire Murray Archive Holdings : Murray Archive Collection: Local Studies Available to the Public
  • The DataWeb, U.S. Census. : The DataWeb Collection, sponsored by the U.S. Census.