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Accessing SSDA Data
Distribution of data
Requests for copies of data files can be made by filling out the Data Order Form. This form should list exact requirements - study title and study number, machine being used for download, etc.
Data sets distributed by the SSDA will be supplied via CD-Rom or electronic transfer using the download feature of your Web Browser (eg Netscape).
A User's Guide containing a description of the study, a copy of the questionnaire and coding frame, and a description of the data file format is generally available for each data set. Some User's Guides are available online, or in machine readable format.
The Archives does not in general provide a data analysis service, although requests for data analysis will be considered on occasion and undertaken only on a full cost recovery basis.
For all data sets supplied by the SSDA, users are asked to sign and return an Undertaking Form in which they agree to acknowledge the original depositor and distributor in any work based on the data; to deposit, with the Archives, two copies of any published work based on the data; and to refrain from redistributing the data to others without the permission of the Archives. Those who deposit data in the SSDA may have imposed additional access conditions on their data.
SSDA charges include a standard service fee of $60 for each request, a nominal handling charge based on the size of the data file(s) and the institutional affiliation of the requester, a recovery charge on the cost of the disks supplied and postage and packing (where relevant). Reproduction costs are recovered for all printed documentation. The cost of an order is provided for confirmation before the order is accepted.
Organisations are classed as ACSPRI Members or Non-ACSPRI Members. The charges for ACSPRI members are lower in order to encourage institutional membership of ACSPRI.
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