The SOCEY Repository is specifically designed for the archiving of qualitative data. Hosted by the Australian Data Archive, our focus is on material related broadly to studies of childhood, youth, and education, but this remit extends through numerous disciplines from education to sociology to history.  

The Repository currently contains research projects archived as part of our pilot project. This pilot, and the challenges, opportunities and exemplars of best practice for archiving and sharing research data, are discussed in detail in our Discussion Paper.

The Australian Data Archive’s process for depositing data in the Repository is also outlined here.

The Repository provides varying levels of access to data from open and shareable to highly mediated to completely closed and private, as determined by the depositor.

We are hoping to expand the number of projects available so if you are interested in storing your data within the Repository, please contact us via this form.