Data Sharing for Demographic Research
A data archive for demography and population sciences


DSDR Qualitative Data Anonymizer

View QualAnon Instructions (PDF)

Transcript file to upload:
Name Key file to upload:

Annotate anonymized output with original names
Allow duplicates in name key -- use with caution!


I agree to the QualAnon terms of use below (required)

Terms of Use

This transcript anonymization tool is designed solely to de-identify qualitative interview transcripts. QualAnon is a tool to facilitate the removal of potential identifiers by name changing. QualAnon does not eliminate the need for a thorough confidentiality and disclosure review of your qualitative data. ICPSR has created a secure encrypted channel to transmit transcripts back and forth to users. The incoming transcript, the name key, and the outgoing files are all deleted from our no back-up server upon the completion of the anonymization task. No user files will be retained in any form at the completion of the task. Users must ensure responsible protection and use of the transcript material and that the anonymization is thorough and complete.