Instructions for Depositing Data to the FACTS Repository

  1. Sign in to the openICPSR.org website
  2. Select "Share data"
    • You will be directed to your openICPSR Workspace.
    • You will see a list of previously created projects in the left navigation (if applicable) and a Create New Project button
  3. Click "Create New project"
    • Select "Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS)" in the "Select a repository" field.
    • Provide a descriptive project title.
    • Click "Save & Apply" to create a new project
    • Click "Continue to Project Workspace" to navigate to your deposit workspace
    • Complete the list of principal investigators.
    • Add a descriptive summary of your project.
    • Add the funding sources for this project (if applicable).
  4. Upload data and supporting documentation.
    • After clicking the "Upload Files" button, drag and drop your files or choose files through a file selection window.
    • Click "Upload" to transfer files into your openICPSR project workspace.
    • Close the "Upload Files" window after the files are uploaded successfully.
  5. Enter study-level metadata including information about the "Scope of Project", "Methodology", and "Related Publications".
  6. Once you have described your project and have uploaded and described your files, click "Publish Project".
  7. On the Publish data page, you can review the files you have uploaded and described. If everything is correct, click "Proceed to Publish".
  8. A terms and conditions page is presented. Follow the remaining instructions by answering questions about disclosure risk and agreeing to the terms of the openICPSR deposit Agreement to complete the publishing process.
  9. Upon publishing, the project will be made available in the FACTS Repository and on the FACTS website.