Public Release Dataset FAQ

 

Q: Where can I find the Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group Study public release dataset?

The public use version of the Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group Study dataset is archived by the Resource Center for Minority Data at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The codebook, questionnaire, and user agreement to access the datafile can be downloaded on the ICPSR website at

http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22325

 

Q: What do I have to do to receive the data?

Researchers need to complete and submit to ICPSR an application form, a data use agreement, and a data protection plan before they are allowed to use these data. These materials and more information on access restrictions are available in the User Agreement posted on the ICPSR website at

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/RCMD/studies/22325/detail

 

Q: Who can access the data?

The researcher who requests to receive the data must meet at least one of the following criteria: A. Holds a PhD or other terminal degree, and a faculty appointment or research position at an institution of higher education, a research organization, or a government agency;
B. Is a graduate student under the direct supervision of a PhD or other terminal degree professional who holds a faculty appointment or research position at an institution of higher education, a research organization, or a government agency.

In addition, the university or research institution with which the researcher is
affiliated must have a demonstrated record or policy in place for using sensitive data according to commonly accepted standards of research ethics, as determined by ICPSR.

For more information, please see the User Agreement on the ICPSR website at

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/RCMD/studies/22325/detail

 

Q: I am a student. Can I access the data?

Graduate students under the direct supervision of a PhD or other terminal degree professional who holds a faculty appointment or research position at a qualifying institution are able to submit an application to ICPSR.

 

Q: Who do I contact if I need assistance with my application?

Questions should be sent to ICPSR at davethom@isr.umich.edu .

 

Q: Who do I submit the application to?

Completed applications should be sent to

David L. Thomas
Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD)
University of Michigan
PO Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
davethom@isr.umich.edu

 

Q: I was approved to receive the data and have begun conducting my research using the dataset. Who do I contact if I have questions?

Questions should be sent to David Thomas at davethom@isr.umich.edu. Any questions that cannot be handled by the ICPSR helpline will automatically be forwarded to the CAG email support system. The question will be directed to the CAG data analyst who will respond via email.