Improvements made to data deposit form

ICPSR's online data deposit form has been streamlined to make it easier to use. The form has been shortened to two pages, and no longer requires users to log in with a MyData account.

The new form replaces the seven-part questionnaire that ICPSR had been using since 2007 to accept data online. While the information collected from depositors is essentially the same, the new form is much easier to use.

There are also two new features -- one allowing depositors to bookmark the section of the form dealing with metadata so they can go back and update it as necessary, and another that asks depositors to enter keywords associated with their dataset in order to help processors improve its discoverability.

Any suggestions on further improvements to the form can be sent to deposit@icpsr.umich.edu.

2012-10-11

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