Sharing qualitative and multi-method data

QDR: The Qualitative Data Repository

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS) is now an institutional member of the Qualitative Data Repository.

The QDR is a dedicated archive for storing and sharing qualitative and multi-method 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. Our institutional membership supports the curation and preservation of data projects deposited by Cornell faculty, students, and research staff. Contact to learn more, or check out the Sharing Data @ QDR brochure.

Box Cloud Storage at Cornell

Cornell’s license to Box allows faculty, staff and students to store and share research online.

  • Manage and preview files in many formats.
  • Share files and folders while controlling access with a range of permissions from preview-only to full editing and collaboration rights.
  • Keep your research secure (encrypted transmission and storage).
  • Access content through all major browsers, and through mobile devices running iOS, Android, and Blackberry.
  • Easily edit Microsoft Office files on the desktop or in Office Online.
  • Comment on files.
  • Create simple workflows.
  • Take advantage of related applications and file synchronization tools.

Login to Box using your NetID, or get more information.

Find data storage options

Find data storage at

Use this self-service, interactive tool to help discover and evaluate data storage options at Cornell.

Answer a brief set of questions to narrow down the storage options to only those that fit your needs around security, file size, access, and other features; or explore and compare them all with the Data Storage Finder.

For more options, see the full list of data management services at Cornell.

Life sciences data management

Explore solutions that have worked for colleagues, identify learning opportunities, and find new ways to build community around data management topics.

Find research data management support for researchers in the Life Sciences here at Cornell.

For more options, see the full list of data management services at Cornell.

Data Management Plan Tool

DMPTool: Build your Data Management Plan

Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool) – data management plan templates for various funding agencies.

Select Cornell University or Weill Cornell Medical School from the drop-down menu and log in with your NetID to use the tool.

Please note: The DMPTool is hosted by the California Digital Library (CDL). All content saved in the tool is held on CDL servers and is subject to their privacy policies.

eCommons for sharing and preserving data

You can use eCommons, Cornell’s digital repository, to make your data available to a wider audience. Furthermore, eCommons satisfies funder and publisher data sharing requirements, which aim to ensure that data resulting from federally funded research is broadly accessible, robustly curated, and preserved over the long term.

See eCommon’s data deposit policy or the list of Cornell services for data sharing to learn more.

For more options, see the full list of data management services at Cornell.