Instructions for Depositing Data to the PATH Study Public Data Extract Repository

  1. Sign in to the openICPSR.org website
  2. Use the "Deposit PATH Study Data" button to the right.
    • 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 "Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health" in the "Select a repository" field.
    • Provide a descriptive project title.
    • Click "Save & Apply" to create a new project
    • Click "View Project" to navigate to your project workspace
    • Complete the list of principal investigators.
    • Add a descriptive summary of your project.
  4. Upload data, computer programs, sets of computer program recodes, extracts of existing data files, and supporting documentation 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", "Methodology", and "Related Publications".
  6. Under the "Scope of Project" section, enter "PATH" as a subject term.
  7. Once you have described your project and have uploaded and described your files, click "Publish Project".
  8. On the Publish data page, you can review the files you have uploaded and described. If everything is correct, click "Proceed to Publish".
  9. 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.
  10. Upon publishing, the project will be made available in the PATH Study Public Data Extract Repository.