ICPSR, the National Center for Children in Poverty, the Child Care Bureau, the Office of Planning Research and Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services have collaborated to develop the Research Connections website.
According to the site,
“Research Connections offers public access to child care and early education research data, some of which have never before been publicly available. Researchers can download analysis-ready data directly to their desktop or analyze selected data online free of charge. Data training workshops and an archive for research projects serve the entire field.
The integrated database links written documents to the actual instruments and data files on which their findings are based, provides links from the data files to the publications based on them, and links resources on similar topics, by the same author, or funded by the same agency.
Our database is up to date and continually growing. By January 2010, we provided access to over 16,000 resources, including 157 datasets.”