Curation Tools and Services

QualAnon

QualAnon

A Web-based program to anonymize qualitative data — such as interview transcriptions, typed field notes, or other records.

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QualAnon

Category: Confidentiality

Cost: Free

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DataUp

DataUp

An open-source add-in (extension) for Microsoft® Excel and an open-source web application that: ensures data are well formatted and organized, creates standardized metadata, retrieves a unique identifier, and posts the data file and associated metadata to a repository.

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DataUp

Category: Data Processing

Cost: Free

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Disclosure Review

Disclosure Review

A service provided by ICPSR to review data for disclosure issues and then make recommendations for treatment.

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Disclosure Review

Category: Confidentiality

Cost: $

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Security Plan Reviews

Security Plan Reviews

A service provided by ICPSR to review data security plans -- for both ICPSR and non-ICPSR data use agreements.

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Security Plan Reviews

Category: Restricted-use data

Cost: $

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Security Inspections

Security Inspections

A service provided by ICPSR to audit research sites -- for both ICPSR and non-ICPSR data use agreements.

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Security Inspections

Category: Restricted-use data

Cost: $

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Virtual Data Enclave

Virtual Data Enclave

A virtual data enclave (VDE) is hosted and managed at ICPSR for restricted-use data that require output vetting. Through the VDE, restricted data can be securely accessed through a private network connection to a portal on a desktop computer.

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Virtual Data Enclave

Category: Restricted-use data

Cost: $

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Physical Data Enclave

Physical Data Enclave

For data containing highly sensitive personal information, ICPSR provides an on-site physical enclave in the basement of the Perry Building in Ann Arbor.

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Physical Data Enclave

Category: Restricted-use data

Cost: Free

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Nesstar Publisher

Nesstar Publisher

A free program that can be used for the preparation of data and metadata

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Nesstar Publisher

Category: Data Processing

Cost: Free

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Dataverse Network

Dataverse Network

An open-source, free application to publish, share, reference, extract and analyze research data.

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Nesstar Publisher

Category: Dissemination

Cost: Free

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Google Refine

Google Refine

A power tool for working with messy data, cleaning it up, and transforming it.

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Google Refine

Category: Data Processing

Cost: Free

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Colectica for Microsoft Excel

Colectica for Microsoft Excel

A free tool to document your spreadsheet data using the DDI metadata format, the open standard for data documentation.

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Colectica for Microsoft Excel

Category: Data Processing

Cost: Free

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