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