About the Data Resources Program

The Data Resources Program (DRP) provides opportunities for researchers to conduct secondary analyses of existing data to enhance our understanding of crime and criminal justice and inform criminal justice policy and practice. Individuals can apply for funding under the program solicitation or download data for analysis without funding support.

Since 1978, NIJ has been accumulating an archive of hundreds of data sets resulting from projects funded through research grant programs. This diverse collection of data sets allows researchers to conduct analyses of data important to their interests. By awarding grants under the annual solicitation Data Resources Program: Funding for the Analysis of Existing Data, NIJ funds research to ask compelling crime and justice questions and test new hypotheses with existing data.

Learn more about applying for funding for the analysis of existing data.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

NIJ partners with two other Office of Justice Programs agencies, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), to support the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). Housed at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan, NACJD provides access to a wide spectrum of data, including results from BJS and OJJDP survey series as well as original data from NIJ-funded research.

Register to use data at the NACJD website.

Learn about accessing and using NIJ-funded research data from the DRP.

Date Modified: December 21, 2012