NSF renews support for Qualitative Data Repository

ElmanThe National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted its third major award since 2011 to support the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR), which is hosted by the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, a unit of Syracuse University's Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs. The initial award is for $460,000, and NSF expects to continue support in 2017 for $527,000, for a total award of $987,000. The three major awards, together with several supplemental grants, bring the NSF's total support for QDR to $2,655,229.

Launched in 2014, QDR's central mission is to store, publish, and preserve digital data arising from qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. The repository also develops and disseminates standards for managing, sharing, and reusing qualitative data, and pursuing research transparency.

QDR is co-directed by PI Colin Elman, Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University, and co-PI Diana Kapiszewski, Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University. Co-PI Carole L. Palmer, Professor in the University of Washington's Information School, serves as QDR's Technical Director. 09/27/16