Welcome to ADA Qualitative
ADA Qualitative provides specialist data archiving and access services to qualitative researchers. We can offer assistance to researchers at all stages of the research process, from developing grant applications that incorporate plans for data archiving, to negotiating ethical challenges arising from data archiving, and preparing data for deposition into the archive.
ADA Qualitative aims to facilitate data sharing among qualitative researchers under rigorous access and use policies determined by the depositor. Data can be deposited in virtually any format, including document, audio and video files. The integration of qualitative data into the ADA network more broadly also means researchers using mixed methods combining quantitative and qualitative data will be able to keep their data together in the one archive. We also provide guidelines for data users in areas such as citation of archived datasets in published papers and designing a project methodology based on the use of secondary data.