Social Science Electronic Data Library

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Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Collections include: American Family Data Archive (AFDA), AIDS/STD Data Archive (AIDS), Child Well-being and Poverty Archive, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Data Archive, Contextual Data Archive, Data Archive of Social Research on Aging (DASRA), Data Archive on Adolescent Pregnancy and Pregnancy Prevention (DAAPPP), Maternal Drug Abuse Data Archive (MDA), and Research Archive on Disability in the US.

A scientist expert panel selected every study in the data archives based on its technical quality, substantive importance to the field, policy relevance, potential for secondary analysis, and disciplinary balance.

Each data archive provides raw data files, SAS & SPSS data extract program files, SPSS portable files, frequencies, data dictionaries, and detailed user's guides. Search for studies by keyword; search for variables within and across studies by topic, type, or keyword(s) and immediately view the metadata for each variable; view and print the original data collection instruments.

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