Feb 22, 2007

How do I deposit a data collection with HMCA?

We recommend that you use ICPSR's Web-based, electronic Data Deposit Form to securely upload data collected under grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The electronic form enables the depositor to describe the data collection being deposited and to designate others to access and add information to the form if desired. It does not need to be completed in one session. If you encounter any technical issues with the form or have questions, please contact deposit@icpsr.umich.edu.

Alternatively, if you cannot or prefer not to use the electronic procedure, please complete the ICPSR Data Deposit Form (PDF 61K - Word 47K) and mail it, together with the data and technical documentation, to one of the addresses shown below. Submit your data files and any electronic documentation on removable media such as CD-ROMs. Do not send your collection in an e-mail attachment or by FTP.

Address for shipment via U.S. Postal Service:

Alon Axelrod
HMCA/ICPSR
University of Michigan
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

Address for shipment by carriers that require a street address, e.g., UPS:

Alon Axelrod
HMCA/ICPSR
University of Michigan
330 Packard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For information on preparing your data collection in a manner that is optimally useful for secondary analysis, see the ICPSR Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving, 4th Edition(PDF 2MB).