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NCJ Number: 134178 Find in a Library
Title: Depositing Data With the Data Resources Program of the National Institute of Justice: A Handbook
Author(s): J L Peterson; U A Colella
Corporate Author: Sociometrics Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sociometrics Corporation
Los Altos, CA 94022
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook guides researchers under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in how to deposit the data from their research with NIJ's Data Resources Program (DRP).
Abstract: The DRP promotes secondary data analysis by requiring that original data obtained under NIJ grants be documented and delivered to the DRP at the time projects are completed. Such data sets are then archived and made available to other researchers for secondary analysis. One section of the handbook outlines the responsibilities of the principal investigators in the preparation of data for archiving. The investigators must submit data and supporting materials, respond to requests from DRP staff for additional or clarifying information, and review and correct draft materials prepared by the DRP staff. The second section of the handbook provides information on DRP staff's responsibilities in the preparation of data for archiving. The DRP staff prepares the data files in a format suitable for transmittal to the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, produces a user's guide that describes the project and data, and reviews the codebook for completeness and accuracy. DRP staff also make available to the research community copies of data sets archived since October 1989.
Main Term(s): Information processing
Index Term(s): Data collections; National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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