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Deposit Data

Deposit Form for NIJ Awardees

Deposit Form for OJJDP Awardees

Please read about Data with Confidential Content prior to depositing data.

Benefits of Depositing Data

One of the major goals of NACJD and its sponsors is to support the analysis of existing data. The criminal justice field as a whole benefits when professional researchers test each other's conclusions - verifying, refining or refuting original findings. This is one reason why the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) require that their grantees deposit data sponsored by these agencies with NACJD.

Sharing of data also fosters the development and testing of new conclusions, as data collected for one purpose can be used to pursue inquiries not addressed by the original investigators. Indeed, depositing files produced from the analysis of existitng data is also encouraged.

Archiving data affords multiple benefits to the investigator:

Preparing Research Files for Deposit

NACJD urges researchers to begin their archiving strategy as they begin their research. The National Institute of Justice's Data Resources Program provides much useful information about things to consider. ICPSR, NACJD's parent organization, has also prepared valuable guidelines for data management.

NACJD encourages researchers to deposit computer-readable data with NACJD for long-term preservation and for use in analysis by other social science researchers. The following information will assist in the preparation of data for deposit.

Deposit Forms and Guidelines

The online deposit form facilitates the secure upload of files via a Web browser. In addition, NACJD has prepared separate one-page guidelines for depositing data.

For information about depositing data sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, please send email to nacjd@icpsr.umich.edu

Contact NACJD

If you encounter any issues with the form or have questions, please contact NACJD. Grantees who will be depositing data at NACJD can also contact NACJD staff with any questions they have about how to prepare the data or documentation or to discuss Restricted Data release (PDF 16K) or Delayed Dissemination options.

Contact NACJD by email at nacjd@icpsr.umich.edu, or by phone, using the toll-free help line 800-999-0960 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST), or by mail at the following addresses:

ICPSR Acquisitions
Attn: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

For UPS/FEDEX shipments:
ICPSR Acquisitions
Attn: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
330 Packard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Additional resources are available on preparing data with confidential content.