Love Data Week: Ethically Sharing Qualitative Data

Love Data Week: Ethically Sharing Qualitative Data

Join us for this Love Data Week webinar presented by Qualitative Data Repository Associate Director and & Syracuse University Department of Political Science professor Sebastian Karcher.

Event description:

In 2022, the US government announced stringent requirements for data sharing for all recipients of federal grants. The requirements have been in place for NIH grants since early 2023 and have just been announced by NSF for 2025. These new requirements pose challenges to qualitative research, where data has, in the past, rarely been shared. In this workshop, Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR), will discuss some of the ways to address ethical and logistical challenges of sharing qualitative research data. The workshop focuses on practical, hands-on strategies to facilitate both ethical research and data sharing spanning the entire course of research: research design, informed consent, documentation, and data publication. 



Sebastian Karcher is the Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository and Research Assistant Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University. His research focuses on research transparency, management, and curation of qualitative data and the intersection of digital technology and scholarship. He is an active contributor to several scholarly open-source projects, including Zotero and the Citation Style Language, and has taught widely on digital technology and data management. Sebastian has published widely in social science and information science. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Mellon Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation.


The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) is a dedicated archive for sharing qualitative and multi-method research data and is hosted by the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, a unit of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.  

Learn more about Temple’s QDR membership on the Libraries’ QDR guide, and about Temple Libraries’ support for qualitative researchers on our website.


This workshop will be offered as an online session via Zoom. You must register for this workshop to receive the Zoom link via a confirmation email. On the day of the workshop, use the link to join the session. 

Contact Olivia Given Castello at with any questions.

Related LibGuide: Qualitative Data Repository by Olivia Given Castello

Thursday, February 15, 2024
12:30pm - 1:30pm
  Love Data Week     Qualitative Data  
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