Data release is the practice of providing research data for use by people outside the research team. This process involves determining which pieces of information should be made available to which individuals in which circumstances, creating licenses and protocols that balance the need for privacy of human research subjects with the public good of data availability, and the creation of archives with those materials in place.
- Survey data should be released once the data cleaning for each round of data collection is completed
- Analysis datasets are released as part of replication folders for publication
Survey data relase
DIME datasets are shared through the Microdata Catalog. After each round of data collection, the clean dataset should be reviewed and submitted. See the Microdata Catalog Checklist for information on the format requirements and process for data submission. See DIME Datasets on Microdata Catalog for a list of currently available datasets.