The Iran Data Portal


The Iran Social Science Data Portal is an English- and Persian-language online portal that features social science data on Iran, including socioeconomic data, electoral data, information on political parties, and translations of selected laws and regulations. It aims to provide a service to journalists, academics, policymakers, and others interested in analyzing political and socioeconomic developments in contemporary Iran. The project has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, Princeton University, Syracuse University and Persian Heritage Foundation. Since its launch in 2011, the IDP has become the most visited website for social science data on Iran. At its peak time, the IDP receives over 35,000 visitors a month. 

Due to its political significance, the Iran Data Portal provides particularly detailed documentation of the June 2009 presidential election in Iran. The featured data include electoral results down to the level of the ballot box, the electoral law, translations of statements made by the four presidential candidates, as well as statements by other political and religious leaders, political parties, and governmental agencies that offer a mosaic picture of the events following the contested elections.

If you cannot find data or a document you believe should be included in this portal, please contact us.

The section entitled “Data by Individual Researchers” features various data collected by individual Iran scholars. We hope this valuable information can be exchanged and made available to a wider audience in this forum. If you are a researcher of Iran and have data to share, please email us.