Copyright © 2012 by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
First edition, 1997. Second edition, 2000. Third edition, 2005. Fourth edition, 2009. Fifth edition, 2012.
First and second editions. The Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving was printed in 1997 and 2000 with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. ICPSR thanks Dr. Richard T. Campbell, former Resident Scientist with the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), for his intellectual guidance and extensive work on this manual. The first and second editions also drew heavily from two other volumes: Carolyn Geda’s Data Preparation Manual (1980) and Depositing Data With the National Institute of Justice by Christopher S. Dunn and Kaye Marz (2000).
Third edition. This edition discussed new tools and standards, and emphasized the life cycle approach to research data. The third edition was the product of a collaboration among ICPSR and several of its projects, which also provided financial support. ICPSR thanks the following individuals for their contributions to the third edition: Erik Austin, Corey Colyer, Darrell Donakowski, Russel Hathaway, Cynthia Hoxey, Peter Joftis, Kaye Marz, Shawn Marie Pelak, Amy Pienta, Ruth Shamraj, and Mary Vardigan.
Fourth edition. This edition contained updated information related to digital preservation, informed consent, copyright, and qualitative and geospatial data. It was the product of a collaboration among ICPSR and several of its projects. ICPSR thanks the following individuals for their contributions to the fourth edition: George Alter, Peter Granda, Russel Hathaway, Cedrick Heraux, Peter Joftis, Felicia LeClere, Jared Lyle, Kaye Marz, Nancy McGovern, Elizabeth Moss, JoAnne McFarland O'Rourke, Beth Panozzo, Amy Pienta, Lisa Quist, Ruth Shamraj, Mike Shove, and Mary Vardigan.
Fifth edition. The latest edition contains new information on data management plans, video files, respondent disclosure protection, and virtual data enclaves. ICPSR thanks the following individuals for their contributions: George Alter, Peter Granda, Russel Hathaway, Jared Lyle, Kaye Marz, Nancy McGovern, Elizabeth Moss, JoAnne McFarland, Amy Pienta, Michael Shove, Lisa Quist, Wendi Fornoff, Sue Hodge, Robbin Gonzalez, Dan Meisler, Jenna Tyson, and Mary Vardigan.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). (2012). Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving: Best Practice Throughout the Data Life Cycle (5th ed.). Ann Arbor, MI.