A vibrant conversation is underway about how research data should be curated, managed, and shared. While these were not initially prominent questions in qualitative social science traditions, more recently, discussions have ensued across a wide range of scholarly contexts.
Colin Elman is professor of Political Science and director of the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University. He is series coeditor (with John Gerring, Boston University and James Mahoney, Northwestern University) of the Cambridge University Press Strategies for Social Inquiry book series, and (with Diana Kapiszewski and James Mahoney) the new Methods for Social Inquiry book series. Elman cochaired (with Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan) the American Political Science Association’s committee on Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT).