Data Resources Program

The Data Resources Program (DRP) has promoted the preservation of data collected through NIJ research and evaluation since 1978. DRP strives to increase the transparency of NIJ-funded research by making resulting data publically available for further analyses.

Through DRP, data collected as a part of NIJ research are archived and made available to support new research aimed at reproducing original findings, replicating results and testing new hypotheses. DRP also provides funding for the analysis of secondary data in an annual research solicitation.

Data are stored and maintained at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). NACJD provides online access to machine-readable data files along with full documentation, including technical reports, data dictionaries, codebooks and citations of research based on NACJD data.

There are three ways to be involved with DRP:

  1. As an Applicant for Funding —
  2. As a UserLearn how to access and use data sets.
  3. As a GranteeLearn about submitting required data.
Date Modified: March 15, 2013