Access to ICPSR is limited Cornell students, faculty, and staff and requires a free account for dataset downloads. To set up your account, you must use ICPSR from a campus computer. Once you have set up your account, you will be able to access ICPSR from off-campus. Click the ICPSR Home Page and then the "Create an Account" link in the upper right-hand of the screen.
To keep your account valid, ICPSR recommends that you log in a computer owned by Cornell University every six months.
You will need basic statistical skills for using the online analysis system and more advanced skills for running your own analysis, although SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files are provided with many ICPSR datasets.