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A good starting place for finding data of all types is Databib. There are also many other data portals listed on the UW Data Resources Guide.
Note: some items below are [UW restricted]
"Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets."
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research provides more than 500,000 digital files containing social science research data.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Formerly a publication of the U.S. Census Bureau and now published by ProQuest, contains a "comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."
Metadata is data that describes your data. Metadata is used to structure actual data sets -- like the column headings of simple tabular data -- as well as to describe features of data sets.
UW Center for Social Science Computation & Research (CSSCR)
CSSCR is a discipline specific computing center serving ten member departments in three Colleges of the UW: Anthropology/Archeology, Communication, Economics, Education, Geography, The Jackson School of International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.
UW Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology (CSDE)
Provides expertise and assistance in the choice and implementation of statistical methodology for demographic research.
UW's eScience Institute supports data-driven discovery in all fields by providing consulting services for researchers with data-oriented problems.
Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS)
CSSS provides free statistical consulting to current UW faculty, staff, and students in affiliated departments.
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
IHME’s mission is to improve the health of the world’s populations by making available the highest-quality information related to global health. IHME works to help expand access to the raw data used in evaluations.
Resources for Data Training
Did you know? You must cite data, just as you would cite information you found in an article, a book, a webpage, or any other format.
Below are some resources to help you cite your data.
If you would like others to cite your data, please contact the ResearchWorks Data Services Team about permanent identifiers for datasets.
Below are some resources to help you create visuals with your data that will make it understandable and accessible to the rest of the world. For more, visit UW's Data Resources Guide.
Visualization Tools & Resources:
Below are some tutorials that will help you use common tools for data manipulation, use, and management.