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openICPSR Extends Deadline to 2015

In February 2014, ICPSR announced the launch of its public data access collection known as openICPSR -  openICPSR is a research data-sharing service for the social and behavioral sciences. It allow the public to access research data at no charge.
Much to our delight, since February, openICPSR has received over 20 deposits with several more nearing the publish point.  The beta period has been characterized with free self deposits for ICPSR members with an original plan to take payments beginning on July 1, 2014.
Due to the useful feedback we have received from depositors and the desire to add several new features to openICPSR prior to moving out of beta, we are pleased to announce that openICPSR will continue to accept self deposits free of charge from individuals affiliated with member institutions.  We expect to begin taking payments in January 2015.
Please continue to use the promo code: ICPSROR
Any depositors that desire to share their research data in a fully curated form via openICPSR should contact us for a quote at: or 734-647-2200.  Information on the differences between the self-deposit and professional curation are found here: