Data-Request Instructions

  • Review the information on the USTS Data Sharing General Information page and subsequent pages, including criteria for data-request approval and information about available datasets.
  • Review abstracts for projects that have previously been approved on the following page.
  • Complete the data-request form (available on a subsequent page). To ensure an opportunity for a thorough evaluation of the project for which the USTS data is being requested, submissions should include as much of the following information as possible:
    • First and last name
    • Contact information (email, phone)
    • Zip code
    • Organization or institution with which requestor is affiliated (e.g., name of non-profit organization or academic institution)
    • Department with which requestor is affiliated
    • Title or occupation (e.g., Research Director, Associate Professor, Ph.D. student)
    • Description of organization or institution (e.g., non-profit, academic, government)
    • Type of project (e.g., book or chapter, self-published organizational report, journal article, dissertation, thesis)
    • Project title
    • Abstract with a detailed description of the project for which data is being requested (maximum of 300 words)
    • Timeline for commencing and completing the research project
    • Publication plans
    • Which dataset is being requested and associated IRB documentation, if applicable
    • Access to statistical software for analysis of USTS data
    • Research team members
    • Proposed collaborations with other organizations or institutions

 

Requests will generally be processed within 4-6 weeks of being received. Submissions with incomplete information may result in processing delays.