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IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences.

300+  Members from a variety of settings


  • Academia
  • Government
  • Non-profit sector
  • Private sector

Expertise and Colleagues

  • Information specialists
  • Data librarians
  • Reference librarians
  • Technology professionals
  • Data archivists

Networking Opportunities

  • Annual conference
  • Active discussion list
  • Committees & action groups
  • Topical interest groups 


As an organization IASSIST strives to:

  • Foster and promote a network of excellence for data service delivery
  • Advance infrastructure in the social sciences
  • Provide opportunities for collegial exchange of sound professional practices


IASSIST communities 

  • Social science researchers and scientists who are producers and users of micro and macro-level social data;
  • Information specialists, who preserve social data, manage facilities and provide services that promote the secondary use of social data;
  • Methodologists and computing specialists who advance technical methods to manipulate and analyze social data.



Strategic Directions

  • IASSIST members are working together to advocate for responsible data management and use, to build a broader community surrounding research data, and encourage the development of data professionals.
  • Read our current strategic plan: Democratizing Data - The IASSIST Strategic Plan 2010-2014.


IASSIST tri-fold brochure (PDF):

  • IASSIST Quarterly

    Publications Special issue: A pioneer data librarian
    Welcome to the special volume of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ (37):1-4, 2013). This special issue started as exchange of ideas between Libbie Stephenson and Margaret Adams to collect


  • Resources


    A space for IASSIST members to share professional resources useful to them in their daily work. Also the IASSIST Jobs Repository for an archive of data-related position descriptions. more...

  • community

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    • Twitter

    Find out what IASSISTers are doing in the field and explore other avenues of presentation, communication and discussion via social networking and related online social spaces. more...