Data Preparation for Archiving

Guide to Depositing Data with Research Connections

Are you planning to deposit your data with Research Connections? We have prepared a Guide to Depositing Data with Research Connections (PDF 586KB) for use by data producers throughout the research life cycle, in preparation for archiving with us. The links below offer highlights from the full Guide.

Why Should I Archive My Data?
Learn how archiving data benefits data producers, the research and policy communities, and the greater scientific community.

Best Practices Throughout the Research Lifecycle
Widely accepted norms for quantitative, qualitative, GIS, and other types of data in the social sciences.

Protecting Respondent Confidentiality
Treating both direct and indirect identifiers.

Metadata Elements to Include in Your Data Submission
Key elements to describe your data and research project.

Research Connections' Role in Archiving Your Data
Learn about Research Connections' commitment to preserving your data and what we do to make it as accessible as possible to the research community.

For a discussion of many elements within the Guide to Archiving with Research Connections, please view "Between Deposit and Release: Research Connections and your data":

For a demonstration of our Deposit Manager, check out "Introducing the ICPSR Deposit Manager."