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IASSIST (International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology) 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 most recent 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...