ISSP Resources


The Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences (MIDSS) is available at . It provides a repository for researchers to both search for measurement instruments, and promote any instruments they have developed. We are currently in a growth phase and trying to populate it with as many instruments as possible. If you have an instrument that you would like to include, please submit it to Alternatively, get in touch by email at

AIRO logoThe All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) seeks to produce all-island, spatial datasets and specialist tools to aid their analyses, and to undertake academic and applied mapping research.

HEA logoThe Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and development body for higher education and research in Ireland. The HEA has wide advisory powers throughout the whole of the third-level education sector. In addition it is the funding authority for the universities and a number of designated higher education institutions.

DETI logoThe mission of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation is to drive Ireland's competitiveness and productivity by creating the conditions where enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation can flourish and quality employment opportunities are grown and maintained.

EU logo

Launched in January 2007, and entitled Transforming Ireland - A Better Quality of Life for All, this new seven year National Development Plan is another major milestone in building a prosperous Ireland for all its people, characterised by sustainable economic growth, greater social inclusion and balanced regional development.

EU Fund logoStructural Funds and Cohesion Funds are funds allocated by the European Union for two related purposes: support for the poorer regions of Europe and support for integrating European infrastructure especially in the transport sector. Current programmes run from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013, with €277bn budget for Structural Funds, and €70bn for the Cohesion Fund.

The SSAI Databank will contain psychometrically standardised assessment instruments that will facilitate the pooling of data across centres and the generation of data compatible with international standards of best practice.

IQDA logoThe IQDA will be a central access point for social science data in media other than machine-readable datasets and will frame the parameters and standards for archiving such data within the Irish research community.

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