Qualitative Data Sharing

Full Title

Qualitative data sharing and use to accelerate synthesis for conservation and sustainability science


Qualitative data can complement and extend understanding of socio-environmental systems, and yet qualitative data are underutilized in socio-environmental synthesis. Successfully doing this, however, requires the identification of the opportunities, challenges, and capacities needed for researchers and research teams to discover, use, and re-use qualitative data in research projects. The goal of this workshop is to identify actionable steps to address the challenges teams face in discovering and using qualitative data in research projects. The team plans to bring together data sharing and archiving specialists and environmental social scientists to build on the opportunities to make qualitative data accessible and usable for socio-environmental synthesis. This workshop will focus on the life-cycle of the data itself prior to its use in synthesis research, and is expected to help inform best practices for managing and sharing qualitative data for use and re-use in socio-environmental research.

Project Type
Team Synthesis Project
Nathan Bennett, University of British Columbia/University of Washington
Libby Bishop, University of Essex
Amber Budden, University of New Mexico
Michael Cox, Dartmouth College
Merce Crosas, Harvard University
Eddie Game, The Nature Conservancy
Janis Geary, University of Alberta
Charlie Hahn, University of Washington
Jay Johnson, University of Kansas
Sebastian Karcher, Syracuse University
Matt LaFevor, University of Alabama
Niamh Moore, University of Edinburgh
Jeremy Pittman, University of Waterloo
Joseph Smith, University of Maryland
Carly Strasser, Moore Foundation
Colleen Strawhacker, University of Colorado Boulder
Andrew Stuhl, Bucknell University
Nic Weber, University of Washington
Deborah Winslow, National Science Foundation