The Institute for Social Capital

The Institute for Social Capital, Inc. (ISC) is a mature, university-based integrated data system (IDS) that was established in 2004 and became incorporated as a legal entity in 2005. ISC exists to advance university research and to increase the community’s capacity for data-informed decision-making. In its 13 years as a secure repository for administrative data from large and small data contributors, ISC has restructured and evolved in ways that have anchored its stability, streamlined its administrative cost structure, and optimized its use of university-based infrastructure.