Depositing Data Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice
Each NIJ award that involves data collection includes a special condition requiring the data to be deposited in a public archive at the conclusion of the project. The following items are required for deposit:
- Data (de-identified) and documentation (as described in each of the following depositing guidelines):
- Data Archiving Plan
- IRB approved protocol
- Privacy Certificate
- Human Subject Consent form(s)
- Final Report (for grant awards made prior to Fiscal Year 2014) or journal article (for grant awards after Fiscal Year 2014)
- Data Submission Checklist (pdf 240K)
NACJD staff will review the deposit for completeness and provide a written report to NIJ within two weeks. Depositors must abide by the guidelines provided or they may need to provide additional data or documentation pursuant to NIJ's requirements before NIJ releases the depositor's institution from the special condition regarding depositing research data at NACJD.
The online deposit form facilitates the secure upload of files via a Web browser, enables the depositor to describe the data collection being deposited and establishes the terms and conditions of the data transfer. Depositors are encouraged to use their ICPSR MyData account to deposit data. If you do not have a MyData account, you will be prompted to create one. Accounts are at no charge and offer several user-friendly features.
For any materials that cannot be uploaded, contact NACJD at firstname.lastname@example.org, via the toll-free help line (800) 999-0960 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST), or by mail at the following address:
Attn: NACJD, NIJ Data Resources Program
330 Packard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Preparing, Archiving, and Accessing NIJ Data
This webinar was broadcast on August 20, 2014 and described the NIJ archiving requirements and the different phases of the data archiving lifecycle. Also covered were the logistics of depositing data for archiving at NACJD.
Associated slides are available for download (pdf 1.4MB)
Part One: Human Subjects, Confidentiality & NIJ Archiving Requirement
Part Two: Overview of ICPSR and NACJD
Part Three: NACJD Data Archiving Lifecycle
Part Four: Depositing NIJ Data on the NACJD website
Part Five: Post Deposit & Using the NACJD Website