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"Without data, you are just another person with an opinion"
-W. Edwards Deming


Why are Data Important?

NEXUS supports interdisciplinary research, and data is a key component. The department strives to be the clearinghouse for data sources on or off campus. The intent is to make the data collection process simpler and more effective by updating our resources as we find them.

Data collection must be done before high quality research can start and answers to questions can be found. Without proper data, research would remain in the dark, use old methods and come to unfruitful conclusions.

Data resources




ICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities for present and future generations.

ICPSR seeks research data and pertinent documents from researchers, including PIs, research agencies, and government entities. We process, preserve, and disseminate the data and documents. We also provide education, training, and instructional resources to help users understand and analyze research data.

Census Fact Finder

American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.

 Utah Opendata Catalog

View and analyze data provided by every State of Utah agency in one easy to view catalog. Create charts and graphs, filter and summarize data, and develop maps with the open data.


IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community contexts. Data and services available free of charge.

IPUMS International


Last Updated: 4/8/21