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The University of Iowa is now a member of QDR!

The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) is a dedicated and secure archive for preserving and sharing digital data (and accompanying documentation) generated or collected through qualitative and multi-method research.

QDR welcomes deposits of digital data from University of Iowa researchers at no cost during the 2019-20 academic year.

QDR hopes to expand and improve the use of qualitative data in the evaluation of social science research, in scholarly production and sharing, and in teaching. By increasing researcher visibility, the repository induces intellectual exchange by making it easy for other scholars to find, use, and cite deposited data.

QDR membership offers a range of guidance, resources and user support services to facilitate and encourage the storing and sharing of data. The repository is hosted by: Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry at Syracuse University.

QDR is being funded at the University of Iowa by the University Libraries and the Iowa Social Science Research Center.

Thank you to Lynn Parliman and Fordham University Libraries for the content and template for this guide.

Start by Registering

Researchers interested in using QDR must first register for an account using a University of Iowa email address.


Only users who have registered (i.e., have agreed to QDR’s General Terms and Conditions of Use) and logged in can view, explore on-line, and/or download data projects, individual data files, or attendant documentation (e.g., interview protocols or human subjects consent forms) published on QDR.

Exploring QDR

Where can I explore more information about QDR?
QDR has a comprehensive site that explains, in detail, every aspect of their initiative. Go to QDR's main site and click on each menu and sub-menu topic for more information.

QDR Institutional Representative

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Brett Cloyd
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