Use and Takedown Policy

The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) endeavors to provide broad access to its data projects, which can be used for research, teaching, and to make published scholarship more transparent. In determining how and when to publish materials, QDR adheres to US copyright law, including the Fair Use regulations established in Section 107, and to best practices that have been codified by the archival community. In particular, in determining the application of Fair Use to our collections, QDR abides by principles laid out in the Association of Research Libraries’ “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries” and the Online Computer Library Center’s “Well-Intentioned Practice for Putting Digitized Collections of Unpublished Materials Online” [pdf].

If you have concerns about the provenance of the data included in a data project we have published, or if you are the copyright owner and believe QDR has not properly attributed your work to you or has used it without permission, please contact us ( including a link to the relevant content and stating the nature of your concern.

This policy is based on the takedown policy of La MaMa Archives.