Indian Council of
Social Science Research


The first and foremost objective of this portal is to provide seamless and integrated access to a wide range of datasets generated by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), New Delhi, social science institutions under direct purview of ICSSR and other Government organization, to researchers who are looking for high quality social and economic research datasets with following aims and objectives.

  • To serve as a national data service for promoting powerful research environment through sharing and reuse of data among social science community in India;
  • To acquire, process, organize, preserve and host research data and its metadata along with ETL (extract, transform and load) facilities of raw data in social sciences and related domains collected from diverse sources for easy sharing and access;
  • To facilitate online submission, access, search, browse, discovery, conversion, analysis and visualization of data through intuitive interfaces;
  • To impart training and spread awareness about benefits of data sharing and reuse amongst social science research community in India; and
  • Interact, cooperate and collaborate with other national and international data services and repositories for data and resource sharing and improved management of data services.
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