May 26, 2010

My data/documentation are not in a format that can be released to secondary users. How do I find the resources to prepare it for broader distribution?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has funded the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) to assist grant recipients in preparing data for release. NAHDAP staff will help clean and prepare data files, metadata and documentation in consultation with the grant staff. NAHDAP is built on the infrastructure of the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which is designed to easily create standardized, digitally stable data files, and to disseminate SAS, Stata, and SPSS files and searchable PDF codebooks and documentation. The staff of NAHDAP will standardize the data and documentation with input from the original data producers.