DOJ, BJS, SAMHSA, National Institute on AgingRobert Wood Johnson, Fenway InstituteNCAAInternational Archive of Education Data taken down Several years ago ICPSR discontinued support for the International Archive of Education Data (IAED) Web site. The site was sponsored through a contract with the National Center for Education Statistics which was not renewed. All ICPSR data collections included in this site are still available to the membership (via the ICPSR Web site) and we will continue to respond to user questions about these data.
Why might you organize your collections in this way?
Note – image does not capture all projects.Our data collections tend to have a unique purpose and sometimes unique ways of serving their particular audiences. They share a common hub that is ICPSR with the primary benefit being a common approach to processing, preserving, and very importantly, surrounding data with metadata including citations, the SSVD, and documentation.What is important to note is that as you consider how you might serve your data community and particular audiences within, you need to think about not only processing and tagging data in a common way, but also, how you will staff your collection and what your outreach will look like. Let’s take a look at what this means. . .
If you as an archive or collection desire to assist non-researchers in this way, remember you will need staffing strategies that will provide hands-on service/training to novice data users (staff who not only understand the data, but who are patient instructors on the use of data among analysts that may not be well-trained). Dedicated User Support!
DSDR PartnersEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD Demographic & Behavioral Sciences (DBS) Branch Carolina Population Center (CPC) Hopkins Population Center (HPC) Michigan Population Studies Center (PSC) Minnesota Population Center (MPC) RAND Population Research Center Resource ExplanationDSDR provides resources to demographic data producers and users, including confidentiality and disclosure review, restricted data contract development and data dissemination, a searchable index of important demography and population study data, and a catalogue of publications using data indexed.
Research Connections is funded by the Office of Child Care and the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.In addition to data, RC provides reports (tagged with metadata), research opportunities (grants announcements), recurring training opportunities, announcements relevant to this particular research and policy community. “Community Engagement” is RC’s goal and staff for this project must be active engagers to meet the project’s goal.
This collection has a specific goal in sharing its data – policy development. The collection represents another collection where the core audience includes individuals who are not research scientists (including administrators and the media) and will require more instruction on data use.
This is a foreshadowing (teaser!) to the last part of this workshop – Data Management – where we’ll provide insights on data sharing in secure environments and administering a growing number of restricted data contracts.Let’s take a look at some of these collections.
Data preparation and processing is largely handled offsite. ICPSR serves as the web host & Fenway uses our processes and infrastructure as well as our distribution capabilities – ability to share its data with over 700 member institutions.
An initiative of the Office of Applied Studies , Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human ServicesThe audience here prompted the desire to upgrade our online analysis approach from a simple data exploration tool to one that could handle more advanced statistical analysis like that of SPSS or SAS. It also prompted the development of an online tool where when a sample size was too small and for example, might lead to some greater level of disclosure risk, that the tool prohibited display. This is known as Secure SDA.Currently, this collection is leading our efforts to develop the VDE – virtual data enclave (more on that soon!) whereby a research scientist is able to analyze sensitive data virtually versus for example, coming physically to our enclave.
National Institute on Drug AbuseAnother automated system - RCS – another topic to be discussed shortly, has become necessary because the data in this archive, and much coming in via DSDR, are restricted. That is, a researcher must have submit his/her research team composition, get IRB approvals, provide data security plans, etc. before we can release this data to the researcher – either within the VDE or via removable media. To date, our restricted contracts, which require periodic tracking of the research team up until the data has been destroyed, has been manual. With the increase in volume of contracts, an automated system needed to be developed.
IFSS offers data and tools for examining issues related to families and fertility in the United States spanning five decades. IFSS encompasses the Growth of American Families (GAF), National Fertility Surveys (NFS), and National Surveys of Family Growth (NSFG), as well as a single dataset of harmonized variables across all ten surveys. Analytic tools make it possible to quickly and easily explore the data and obtain information about changes in behaviors and attitudes across time.The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)