Already a member?

Sign In

When Data Aren't Open: Restricted-Use Data: Trials Tribulations and Triumphs

Presenter 1
Kiet Bang
Population Research Institute, Penn State
Presenter 2
Jennifer Darragh
Virginia Commonwelath University

The Population Research Institute is well-known inside Penn State (and increasingly outside the university) as the place to go for access to restricted-use data and for help with developing applications for obtaining contractual data. The purpose of this paper is to share our experiences and perspectives in helping researchers obtain, house, and maintain access to restricted-use data.  We hope that sharing some of our trials, tribulations and triumphs will help inform those in the data community who are considering offering restricted-data support. In six years with PRI as Data Archivist, Jennifer Darragh helped the number of contracts grow from four in 2000, to sixteen by 2006. In just three short months, PRI's new Data Archivist, Kiet Bang, has had to learn how to manage these contracts (additions, removals, renewals, custodial transfers) and coordinate with other essential PRI staff to keep restricted data projects running smoothly.

Presentation File: 
  • IASSIST Quarterly

    Publications Special issue: A pioneer data librarian
    Welcome to the special volume of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ (37):1-4, 2013). This special issue started as exchange of ideas between Libbie Stephenson and Margaret Adams to collect


  • Resources


    A space for IASSIST members to share professional resources useful to them in their daily work. Also the IASSIST Jobs Repository for an archive of data-related position descriptions. more...

  • community

    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Twitter

    Find out what IASSISTers are doing in the field and explore other avenues of presentation, communication and discussion via social networking and related online social spaces. more...