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Data Sharing with ICPSR: Fueling the Cycle of Science through Discovery, Access Tools, and Long-Term Availability

Presenter 1
Johanna Bleckman
ICPSR, University of Michigan
Presenter 2
Kaye Marz
ICPSR, University of Michigan

 Federal data sharing requirements increase public access to federally-funded scientific data. For researchers, data sharing is a key resource in translating research into knowledge, policies, and practices. This workshop will assist participants in facilitating data sharing in the cycle of science that starts with deposited data, which through additional use, leads to the sharing of knowledge that inspires new data collection. 
The workshop will cover several deposit options (to fully-curated archives and the public access archive, openICPSR), differences between sharing public-use and restricted-use data, and benefits to depositors through the ICPSR Website. A hands-on demonstration of making a deposit is planned.

Finding data for the unique needs of a research project can be challenging, particularly in a world that values both the liberal use and protection of research data. The workshop will describe and demonstrate the array of discovery and exploration tools that leverage ICPSR’s vast data catalog, metadata, and online analysis options, discuss the discovery, use, and publishing from restricted-use data, and include group discussion of disclosure issues and hands-on time with ICPSR data tools.

Participants will become more familiar with:

  • Federal data sharing requirements
  • Options for sharing data
  • Data discovery tools
  • Protection of confidentiality when sharing data
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