May 11, 2012

Is videotaped data included as part of the data-sharing requirement? How do you protect the confidentiality of your participants?

ICPSR and other repositories accept video data for archiving. Typically, video data are protected by limiting the conditions for accessing the data. One way that ICPSR controls access to confidential data is by requiring that prospective data users complete a restricted-use data agreement, which is a contractual agreement between ICPSR and the principal investigators and their organizations specifying the terms of use of the data.