May 26, 2009

When I attempt to access data from home, I get an "access denied" message, even though my institution is an ICPSR member. Why?

Assuming your OR has provided us with the IP ranges for your institution, you can access data from home, but you first have to login to the ICPSR Web site from on campus. Once you do so, your MyData account is validated for off campus downloads for the next six months. Every time you log in to the ICPSR Web site from on campus, that is extended another six months.

In the event that you simply cannot get on campus (for example, you're on sabbatical), simply contact We'll check with your institution's Official Representative and then manually validate your account.