ICPSR recently announced that openICPSR has launched in its Beta form for use by member institutions. The service is found at: www.openicpsr.org
openICPSR is a research data-sharing service for the social and behavioral sciences. Because depositors pay to deposit research data and documentation, the service allows the public to access research data at no charge. openICPSR assists researchers in meeting requirements for public access to federally funded research data. It ensures that data depositors fulfill public-access requirements of grant and contract RFPs.
openICPSR will run in beta form through June 2014. During the beta period, researchers at member institutions are welcome to self-deposit data and documentation free of charge. Beginning in July 2014, the service will open to the public and the fee for self-deposits will be $600 US per project.
Please contact Annelise Sklar for the members-only promotion code.
Please note that professional curation deposits are not included in the openICPSR free offer. Researchers desiring professional curation with public access should contact ICPSR for a quote at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-647-2200.
openICPSR will continue to add functionality over the course of the next several months; however, self-deposits, when published, will indeed be available to the public, assigned a DOI, and cataloged. (One exception is the deposit of restricted-use data. These data will be accepted, assigned a DOI, and cataloged; however, restricted-use data will not be distributed until later in the year and then via our virtual data enclave (VDE) with a nominal charge to the data requester.)