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California State University Social Science Research and Instructional Center

  • Founded in 1972, the Social Science Research and Instructional Council (SSRIC) is the oldest discipline council in the CSU.
  • The Council’s mission is to foster quantitative social science inquiry by students and faculty. Each CSU campus is entitled to appoint a representative to the Council, which meets three times each year.
Vendor SSRIC
Platform Web Application.  No system requirements.
Who can
Download from
Software Depot?
Faculty, Staff & Students
Software Depot Installation Policy

California State University, Long Beach subscribes to the CSU Social Science Research and Instructional Center (SSRIC). It is an annual subscription coordinated by Academic Technology Services. The center is managed by the Social Science Research and Instructional Council, which consists of faculty and staff representatives from the CSU campuses. It provides online databases to download for secondary analysis, technical support and classroom teaching modules in the social sciences. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to use this online resource.

Ordering Visit the SSRIC website to learn about its databases and features.

Product Details

The original focus of the Council was to oversee the CSU’s membership in the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which was and remains the world’s premier social science data archive. Today, in addition to the ICPSR, the Council oversees CSU licensing agreements with The Field Institute (which conducts the California Poll), and the Roper Center for Opinion Research.

The Council provides a number of value-added services. These include:

The Council plans to build on these successes with new initiatives, including:

  • Sponsorship of additional materials for the TRD, including awards of honoraria to faculty producing new instructional modules.
  • Acquisition of a license to create instructional databases in DSA (Survey documentation and Analysis) format.



Please submit questions, problems or suggestions regarding the Social Science Research and Instructional Council Specialty Center license.

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