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Terms for use of data
 Terms for use of data

Lithuanian Data Archive for Social Sciences and Humanities (LiDA), hereinafter referred to as THE ARCHIVE, is a virtual centre of expertise in empirical data acquisition, preservation and dissemination. THE ARCHIVE seeks that high-quality empirical research data are available free of charge to members of the academic community, thus fostering the culture of data sharing. The long-term storage of empirical research data is also ensured in THE ARCHIVE in order to avoid data loss.
Users of the data stored in THE ARCHIVE must comply with the terms for use of data and with generally accepted ethical principles of research related to the correct exchange of information and knowledge.

In orderto get access to specific data, you agree to comply with the below-stated requirements:

Restrictions on the use of data
Unless otherwise specified, the empirical research data stored in THE ARCHIVE, are available without restrictions for the registered users of THE ARCHIVE for non-profit purposes (such as research, self-education and training). Individuals and organizations willing to use the data for other purposes must make a written request for access to specific data. Regardless of access restrictions the descriptions of the data stored in THE ARCHIVE is free available to everyone, unless otherwise specified.

To ensure confidentiality of the data stored in THE ARCHIVE, before you start to use specific data, you must agree with the declaration of confidentiality. In the declaration of confidentiality the data users are obliged to keep the confidentiality of any information they get access to, that can identify individuals. Neglect of this declaration, deliberately or heedlessly, incur liability under the legislation valid in Lithuania.

Redistribution of data
You agree not to redistribute the data to which you have access to third parties.

Citation requirement
Publications referring to the data stored in THE ARCHIVE should acknowledge this by a reference to THE ARCHIVE. To ensure that such source attributions are captured for social science bibliographic utilities, citations must appear in the footnotes or in the reference section of publications.
Example of the citation of data:
Public Policy and Management Institute. Integration of Graduates into the Labour Market, October 2005 – January 2006. Kaunas: LiDA [distributor], 2010. (Vilnius: VPVI, 2010). (LAMS: Higher Education in Lithuania). Access via:

Deposit Requirement
The authors of publications referring to the data stored in THE ARCHIVE must provide the bibliographic information of these publications via e-mail

THE ARCHIVE bears no responsibility for the uses of the data archived therein, or for interpretations or inferences based on these uses.
THE ARCHIVE accepts no liability for indirect, consequential or incidental damages or losses arising from use of the data collection, or from the unavailability of, or break in access to the service for whatever reason.

Final clause
Terms for use of data become effective from 02.11.2010.


Nr.1  2009 07–11
Nr.2  2009 12–2010 02
Nr.3  2010 03–05
Nr.4  2010 06–08
Nr.5  2010 09-11
Nr.6  2010 12 - 2011 02
Nr. 7 2011 03-05
Nr.8 2011 06-08
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Updated 2012-02-23