QDR is Offering Complimentary Curation and Storage for COVID-19 Related Data

DOI: https://doi.org/10.59350/mwkxw-gzz25

We have received a significant number of projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 2 1/2 years. As the WHO has declared the end of COVID-19 as a global public health emergency in May 2023, QDR will no longer waive curation fees for COVID-19 related research submitted after August 15, 2023 automatically. Researchers can still apply for fee waivers under our regular policies.

The scientific response to the global pandemic has shown, among other things, the value of open science, collaboration, and data sharing. In that spirit, QDR will support efforts to share qualitative and multi-method social science data underlying COVID-19 related research.

sign for COVID-19 testing center
Photo by rocor und CC BY-NC 2.0 license

Social scientists are contributing important insights to understanding and addressing challenges caused by the pandemic. There is a growing public list of ongoing social science work related to COVID-19. Major funders such as NSF and SSRC are soliciting research proposal as part of dedicated projects, and journals such as Perspectives on Politics are inviting manuscripts for special issues.

Guided by our mission, we at QDR believe that the impact of these efforts will be enhanced if underlying data are shared ethically wherever possible. We will work with interested researchers to devise a plan for organizing and sharing data, and will curate those data, publish it on QDR (with appropriate access controls if warranted), and preserve it for the long-run.

Please contact us at qdr@syr.edu if you are interested in a consultation for your project or simply want to learn more about the repository.