May 26, 2010

Is it possible for me to read and approve research proposals based on my data? I wish to determine the nature of the research done with my data.

The policy of ICPSR is that responsible use of secondary data should be unfettered by the research agenda of the original data producer. When the data are distributed under restricted-use contracts, a research proposal is required in order to screen users for a credible research agenda and to ascertain whether the data will meet their research needs. The proposal, however, is screened only by the contract administrator at NAHDAP.