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What are the consequences of violating the terms of use agreement for ICPSR data?

Researchers who participate in surveys and other research instruments distributed by SAMHSA expect their responses to remain confidential. The data distributed by SAMHDA are for statistical analysis, and may not be used to identify specific individuals or organizations. SAMHSA takes steps to assure that subjects cannot be identified. Data users are also obligated to act responsibly and not to violate the privacy of subjects intentionally or unintentionally.

If SAMHSA or ICPSR determines that the Terms of Use agreement has been violated, then possible sanctions could include: