Databrary: A NYU data library for developmental scientists to securely store, manage, share, discover, and reuse research data, including videos, audio files, procedures and stimuli, and related metadata.
Face databases: A collection of several datasets containing images and videos of human faces.
American Multiracial Faces Database: 110 faces (smiling and neutral expression poses) with mixed-race heritage and ratings of various attributes freely available to academic researchers.
Cam-CAN: The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience dataset inventory. Nearly 3000 adults aged 18-90 completed a home interview, and a subset of nearly 700 (100 per decade) were scanned using structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), functional MRI (both resting and task-based), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and completed multiple cognitive experiments.
Human Development and Quantitative Methods lab: A collection of secondary datasets, mostly relevant for developmental psychology, from The Human Development and Quantitative Methods lab at the University of Michigan.
closer: closer provides access to high quality data from nine UK longitudinal studies. Quick access to all information here.
GAAIN: Collection of various datasets (neuropsychological, functional, and psychiatric variables) from the The Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network.
ABCD: Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study. Data for 4,500 US adolescent, exploring how childhood experiences (such as sports, videogames, social media, unhealthy sleep patterns, and smoking) interact with each other and with a child’s changing biology to affect brain development and social, behavioral, academic, health, and other outcomes.
RAVDESS: The Ryerson Audio-Visual Database of Emotional Speech and Song contains 7356 files. The database contains 24 professional actors (12 female, 12 male), vocalising two lexically-matched statements in a neutral North American accent. Speech includes calm, happy, sad, angry, fearful, surprise, and disgust expressions, and song contains calm, happy, sad, angry, and fearful emotions. Each expression is produced at two levels of emotional intensity (normal, strong), with an additional neutral expression.
MIDSS: While the Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences is a repository of instruments used to collect data from across the social and psychological sciences, each instrument is associated to paper(s) that used it and mostly they have data available.
AOMIC: The Amsterdam Open MRI Collection, a set of multimodal MRI datasets for individual difference analyses. Three datasets (links in the paper) with multimodal (3T) MRI data including structural (T1-weighted), diffusion-weighted, and (resting-state and task-based) functional BOLD MRI data, as well as detailed demographics and psychometric variables from a large set of healthy participants (N = 928, N = 226, and N = 216).
Small World of Words: over 3 million associative responses to 12,292 cues from 90,000 people (in English and Dutch).
Millennium Cohort Study: The Millennium Cohort Study is following the lives of around 19,000 young people born across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2000-02.
Open-Source Psychometrics Project: Data from various common psychological questionnaires.
OpenNEURO: A free and open platform for sharing MRI, MEG, EEG, iEEG, and ECoG data - 400 datasets and counting.
CONNECTOME: A collection of various datasets (neuroimaging, personalit,y health) from the Human Connectome Project.
The MatchNMingle dataset: A multi-sensor resource for the analysis of social interactions and group dynamics in-the-wild during free-standing conversations and speed dates (it includes data from wearable acceleration, binary proximity, video, audio, personality surveys, frontal pictures and speed-date responses).
childes-db: An open database storing child language datasets from CHILDES, containing transcripts and recordings relevant to the study of child language acquisition.
Cross-cultural linguistic/ethnographic datasets
eHRAF: The eHRAF World cultures is a collection of ethnographic documents for 320 cultures. The documents are hand-codes with keywords at paragraph level to facilitate search. It is not freely available, it requires institutional membership. A 30-day trial access is given the individual researchers.
PULOTU: 116 Austronesian cultures coded for 62 variables on religion, history, society, and the natural environment.
C&E Cultural Variable Dataset: an open-access database of cultural similarities and differences that have been investigated around the world (defined here as at least 20 societies).
DRH: The Database of Religious History consists of 397 entries on religious groups/places, with coded responses to poll questions.
Seshat: Various datasets linked to the "Seshat: Global History Databank" project. Historical, political, economic and religious variables for various areas around the world.
D-PLACE: The Database of Places, Language, Culture and Environment codes more than 2,000 variables for almost 2,000 societies.
WALS: The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) is a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of 2,662 languages.
Database of Global Cultural Evolution: The Database of Global Cultural Evolution links historical data on cultural practices (from the Etnographic Atlas) to contemporary populations around the world, matched through language.
World Value Survey: A global research project that explores people's values and beliefs, how they change over time, and what social and political impact they have.
Reasons for Facebook usage: data from 46 countries: Reasons for Facebook usage and demographic data for >16,000 individuals from 46 countries. Described in details in this paper.
Afrobarometer: A series of public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, the economy and society in more than 30 African countries repeated on a regular cycle.
Asian Barometer: The Asian Barometer Survey is a cross-national survey of democracy, governance and development project. Five waves of sirvey available with eigth to 14 countries.
Eurobarometer: A series of public opinion surveys conducted regularly on behalf of the European Commission since 1973. These surveys address a wide variety of topical issues relating to the European Union.
Latinobarometro: Data on an annual public opinion survey (from 1995) that involves some 20,000 interviews in 18 Latin American countries, representing more than 600 million people.
Pew Research Center: Public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven research on various topics. Data download requires a free account.
UK Data Service: UK‚ largest collection of social, economic and population data resources.
London Datastore: A free and open data-sharing portal where anyone can access data relating to London. The site provides over 700 datasets.
IPUMS: IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world. It includes almost a billion records from U.S. censuses from 1790 to the present and over a billion records from the international censuses of over 100 countries. In addition, it includes surveys data describing 1.4 billion individuals drawn from over 750 censuses and surveys.
Human Development Data (1990-2018): Various demographic, social, and economoic data collected by UNDP on key aspects of human development.
UNdata: Official statistics produced by countries and compiled by United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections. The domains covered are agriculture, crime, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. You can also find indicators such as Millennium Development Goals.
Womanstats project: Cover 170,000 data points - over 350 variables for 175 nations with populations greater than 200,000 persons. Variables include those relating to nine aspects of women’s situation and security: Physical Security, Economic Security, Legal Security, Security in the Community, Security in the Family, Security for Maternity, Security Through Voice, Security Through Societal Investment in Women, Security in the State.
ARDA: The Association of Religion Data Archives includes a curated collection of 1,000 files with various data on religion.
The Opie Archive: Questionnaires, letters and short essays by schoolchildren, c.1947-1989, describing rhymes, games, school and playground lore and activities.