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Institutional Membership

The Qualitative Data Repository will begin to offer institutional memberships to colleges, universities, and other organizations in the Fall of 2017.  At that time, some data, services, and tools provided through QDR will be reserved for researchers, faculty, students and staff of member institutions. 

Institutions interested in joining QDR will complete and submit an Institutional Membership Agreement/Form, which will be made available on this page later this year.

Only one unit or division need join QDR for an entire institution to be considered a member. For universities, we anticipate that the joining unit will be the one that customarily subscribes to data services, such as its library or a social science research center.

All of a member institution’s current researchers, faculty, students and staff who register with QDR will be able to access the repository’s reserved content and services.

QDR membership obligations will include payment of a modest annual membership fee. Institutions that become members of QDR will also be required to designate an Institutional Representative to serve as liaison between the institution and QDR.

QDR member institutions will participate in its governance, in part through electing the members of the repository’s Research Advisory Board and Technical Advisory Board.