Data Seal of Approval (DSA)

Data Archiving Policy

The LISS Data Archive preserves and disseminates the data which are collected in the LISS and Immigrant panels. The organization of relatedmanagement tasks as well as the archival and dissemination functionsare described in the document Preservation and Dissemination Policy of the LISS Data Archive. Here we also describe the measures which have been taken to ensure the security and preservation of the data in the long-term.


The LISS Panel Data Have Received the International Data Seal of Approval (DSA)

The LISS panel data have received the international Data Seal of Approval (DSA). The DSA indicates that the LISS data are safely and permanently stored and that they are thoroughly reviewed for accuracy. In addition, attention is given to the usability of the data and the provision of metadata needed for analyses.

"The reliability of our data is very important for our data users, the Data Seal is a recognition of that reliability. For us, at CentERdata, the Data Seal is a recognition of the time and effort we put in the quality of our data and documentation", says Corrie Vis, former senior researcher at the Survey Research department.

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