The Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, based in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, is the home of the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR). The Repository has been awarded $446,133 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and anticipates receiving an additional $452,909 in NSF support in 2015. These funds would bring the total awarded to QDR by NSF to over $1,642,000.
QDR, co-directed by Colin Elman and Diana Kapiszewski, is the first repository in the United States purpose-built for qualitative social science data. Until recently, U.S. social scientists rarely shared qualitative data, in part due to uncertainty about where and how to do so. QDR provides a secure location to deposit and access data while maintaining a commitment to protect human subjects and address copyright concerns.