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The IPUMS Center for Data Integration is the leading provider of census and survey data from around the world.

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The Minnesota Population Center is an interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research.

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Minnesota Research Data Center provides researchers access to non-public versions of federal data.

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Life Course Center

The Life Course Center provides an intellectual forum to support research related to the life course.

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2018 Outstanding Unit Award For Equity And Diversity Recipient

In November, the ISRDI was named the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity. The award is given by the Office for Equity and Diversity to honor exemplary campuses, colleges, departments, or units that demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity work.

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Our Mission

To advance knowledge of human populations and institutions across time and space with a focus on health, well-being, economic and demographic behavior, and human-environment interactions.

Founding Principles

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Deliver innovative social science and population data and tools to researchers worldwide.

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Foster new interdisciplinary research projects and training opportunities.

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Provide exceptional services to support research projects and applications for external funding.

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Maintain a cutting-edge technical environment for data analysis and data infrastructure development.