Presentation on the QDA for participants of the Data Steward School

On October 20, 2022, Maciej Melon presented the Qualitative Data Archive to the participants of the third edition of the Data Steward School, organized by Visnea company.

In the first part of the meeting, Maciej Melon presented the history of the Archive and outlined its current tasks related to the preservation of the cultural heritage of social sciences, data reinterpretation and research revisits. He also pointed to the transparency of methods and tools used by researchers, which the Archive promotes.

The second part was more of a workshop, describing the Archive’s tasks related to the day-to-day work on archiving and making research data available. There was considerable discussion on issues and concerns, such as the impact of anonymisation on the subsequent usability of data or the tension between making data open and protecting the rights of those being interviewed. There were also technical questions, related to file formats or the types of licences used in QDA.

We are grateful for the invitation and the opportunity to share our experiences!