FIGURE 4-2 ICPSR LEADS project findings of NSF- and NIH-sponsored awards that created social science data

FIGURE 4-2 ICPSR LEADS project findings of NSF- and NIH-sponsored awards that created social science data

NOTE: This figure reflects survey results through November 2008 of principal investigators of 1,599 NIH and NSF awards that indicated social science data creation.

SOURCE: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). We would like to acknowledge the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Partnership program at the Library of Congress for supporting this work (NDIIPP Cooperative Agreement 8/04).

Disciplinary repositories accept data and publication submissions regardless of the institutional affiliation of the researcher. One longstanding example is the arXiv publication repository at Cornell University, which focuses on physics and related fields.11

Research institutions typically have more experience with the long-term preservation of data than do individual researchers, especially since many institutions are accustomed to running libraries or archiving offices. In recent years, many research institutions have created their own repositories to house data and publications resulting from research at the institution. One example is the IDEALS repository at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.12 UIUC faculty, staff, and students can deposit materials into IDEALS, which



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