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Data Archiving Policy

The following policy applies to research supported by CCSS.

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CCSS Data Archiving Policy

CCSS is committed to ensuring that research and data are open and available to support cumulative gains in social scientific knowledge. All CCSS funded projects must archive data and replication materials for any published analysis in a permanent, publicly available archive, such as the CISER data archive, Dataverse, ICPSR, the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, or the Qualitative Data Repository. Published analysis includes books, academic articles, and more popular outlets such as op-eds and blog posts. CCSS also strongly encourages pre-registration of all research with a goal of hypothesis testing.

For advice on internal data archiving options, contact ccssdata@cornell.edu for more information. 

Exceptions

The goal of making data available may sometimes be in tension with other critical goals. If this is the case, CCSS requires researchers to articulate how they balance these competing concerns. When possible, research proposals to CCSS should anticipate and address these competing goals. In cases where data and research materials cannot be made available, whenever possible, the data/materials should still be archived (just not publicly available), replication/reproduction code should still be made available, and a third-party reviewer should verify the code or analysis guidelines reproduce all results. 

Preregistration

Preregistering research means the research plan is specified in advance and submitted to a registry, such as the Center for Open Science. CCSS strongly recommends pre-registration of all confirmatory (i.e., hypothesis-testing) research and requests that when relevant, such details are included in grant proposals. 

Support

For support with data archiving best practices and recommendations, contact ccssdata@cornell.edu. CCSS can also help you archive your data and you can include the cost of verifying and archiving your results in internal and external grants. Contact us for pricing details.

 

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