New to this forum. I'm a student looking to do my project on some of the data sets provided by NSRR. Question is, do students often get denied access to these data sets? Also, how long does it normally take for a response?
Thanks for checking out the resource. We have had hundreds of students sign up and receive access to datasets. Most data requests are reviewed and processed within 1-2 weeks of submission.
I see you submitted a data request yesterday. Your request is likely to be returned to you for lack of details in your Specific Purpose. Our goal in reviewing data requests is to adhere to the data sharing language laid out in the original informed consent documents signed by human research subjects. As such, we require incoming users to provide a description (typically 1 or 2 paragraphs will suffice) of what they are going to do with the data, e.g. what variables/topics are of interest, what statistical tests they plan to run, what machine learning methods will be used, etc.
Feel free to ask more questions here as you proceed through the data request process.