Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving
Phase 3: Data Collection and File Creation

Other Data Types

Social science research is generating new types of data files, such as video and audio. Each data type requires special handling in terms of documentation and disclosure risk analysis. If providing data in any of these special formats is unusually difficult, the data producer is encouraged to contact the archive to discuss an alternative set of specifications that might be mutually satisfactory. Data archives are developing guidance to assist data depositors in handling these forms of emerging digital content, so you should seek an archive that meets your requirements.