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Qualitative Data Repository

Search QDR:


Log In / Register

To access resources in QDR you must create an account. The account is free, but you will need to use your WVU email address.


Search QDR

Use the search box to enter keywords, investigators, or the name of a project. QDR is a small collection, so complex keyword searches should be used appropriately.


Refine/ Filter Results page

Use these options to limit the number of results by year, subject, or creator.


Access projects

Click on the title of a project to access its record. This will allow you to get information about the project, the project citation, and the download options for the project's files.


Deposit your data / New Project

You can submit your own data collection to QDR. This will allow storage, preservation, and dissemenation of your project.

Note: There may be a cost to depositing your data, however, WVU is an affiliate member, which allows free deposit or discounted rate.

Access Data Projects:

To access the data, simply click on the title of the project that you are interested in. This will take you to the record page for the project. From here you get information about the study including the scope of the project, investigators, funding agency, how to cite the study, and any publication that used the data.


Download Data Project

Download all files associated with the project.


Cite Data Project

Download citation file to upload into citation manager of your choice.


Project Summary

Data Readme file contents, which includes an overview of the project, methodology and data collection, and analysis.


Individual Project Files

Download individual files for the project including data documentation for the project.