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The Program became an IISP subdivision in April 2002. Before that (starting from September 2000) the pilot project of the Russian Sociological Data Archive was implemented within the Russian Center for Public Opinion and Market Research (VCIOM), directed at that time by Yuri Levada.


In September 2000, the Russian Center for Public Opinion and Market Research, with support from the Ford Foundation, launched a project aimed at the creation of a national archive of sociological data. The need for such an open access archive appeared long ago: this information is necessary for experienced scholars and students, for mass-media and research organizations. A democratic society is impossible without firsthand, reliable information about most burning issues of social life, as it would allow the scholar to understand the important process of social transformation better and explain it to the public.

Leading research organizations joined the project. By the moment, more than 600 surveys from salient sociological institutions have been collected. The Archive opens its collections for academic research to non-for-profit organizations, research collectives, and individual researches free of charge.

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The Archive is governed by the Archive Council.

Archive Council

Khakhulina, Lyudmila A.,
Archive Council Chair, Cand.Sc. (Economics)
Yuri Levada Analytical Center, Deputy Director
Zaslavskaya Tatiana Ivanovna, academician, Dr.Sc. (Economics)The Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, Professor
Kozyreva Polina M., Dr.Sc. (Sociology)Institute of Sociology, RAS, First Deputy Director
Kosals, Leonid Yan., Dr.Sc. (Economics)State University - Higher School of Economics, Economical sociology departement, Professor
Kosova, Larisa B., Cand.Sc. (Mathematics)IISP, Director of the program "Russian Sociological Data Archive"
Maleva, Tatyana M., Cand.Sc. (Economics)IISP, Director
Ovtcharova, Lilia N., Cand.Sc. (Economics)IISP, Director of Research Programs
Radaev, Vadim V., Dr.Sc. (Economics)State University - Higher School of Economics, First Vice-Rector, Chair of Economic Sociology Department
Rostegaeva, Nina N., Cand.Sc. (Philosophy)Institute of Sociology, RAS, Director of departement Sociological Databank
Tikhonova, Natalya Ye., Dr.Sc. (Sociology)Institute of Sociology, RAS, Deputy Director for Science
Tolstova Yuliana N., Dr.Sc. (Sociology)State University - Higher School of Economics, Director of department "The Methods for sociological information collection and analysis"

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