Become A Data Provider
Accessibility and Exposure
Sharing data via the Roper Center ensures widespread visibility of public opinion data and increases the productivity of public opinion research. Data providers are credited in Roper-generated citations for each dataset. The Roper Center promotes new acquisitions in newsletters and website announcements, features individualized data provider web pages, and makes data available via the state-of-the-art access tools.
Data Deposit Materials
Data deposits should contain the following:
- Survey data file(s) in SPSS, Stata, SAS, .CSV and/or ASCII formats *
- Methodological description or report **
- Interviewer instructions
- Weighting information
- Completed Data Deposit Form, granting the Roper Center permission to archive and redistribute survey data
Data deposits could also contain survey reports, press releases, or other publications whose findings are based on the deposited data. If available, a list of resulting academic citations would complete the documentation submission.
To deposit your data, email all data deposit materials, including a completed Data Deposit Form,
to Data Services. For large file transfers, please contact us with a request for SFTP access.
View a sample agreement for ongoing data providers.
|*||If your data are in a format outside our preferred list, please contact us to discuss options for archiving.|
|**||The Roper Center is committed to promoting transparency in methodological disclosure and supports the American Association of Public Opinion Research’s Transparency Initiative.|