Deposit Instructions for NACDA - Open Aging Repository (NACDA-OAR)

  1. Go to the website and sign in. We recommend you use an ORCID or create an account if you are a new user. If you create a new account, you can then proceed to login as a returning user with your account email and password.
  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 "NACDA - Open Aging Repository" 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 project workspace
    • Complete the list of principal investigators and add a descriptive summary of your project.
  4. Upload readme, program, and data files necessary to replicate the results of your analyses.
    • 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" and "Methodology".
  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. When your project has been published, you will receive a data citation and DOI.