The Texas Data Repository uses the Creative Commons CC0 option as its default license. This option lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially. “The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.”
* Legal Disclaimer: these Community Norms are not a substitute for the CC0 waiver or custom terms and licenses applicable to each dataset. Please be advised that the Community Norms are not a binding contractual agreement, and that downloading datasets from the Texas Data Repository does not create a legal obligation to follow these policies.
Here is an example of a Data Usage Agreement for datasets that have de-identified human subject data.
Restricted Files + Terms of Access
If you restrict any files in your dataset, you will be prompted by a pop-up to enter Terms of Access for the data. This can also be edited in the Terms tab or selecting Terms in the “Edit” dropdown button in the dataset. You may also allow users to request access for your restricted files by enabling “Request Access”.
To add more information about the Terms of Access, click on “Additional Information [+]”.
This is where you will enable a particular Guestbook for your dataset, which is setup at the Dataverse collection level. For specific instructions please visit the Texas Data Repository User Guide: Turn on Guestbook Feature
Dataset permissions are located under Permissions in the Edit button on a dataset page. The dataset permissions page has two sections: Users/Groups and Roles.
To give someone access to view your unpublished dataset or edit your published or unpublished dataset, click on the Assign Roles to Users/Groups button in the Users/Groups section.
If you have restricted specific files the file-level permissions is where you will need to go to grant users/groups access to specific restricted files. Dataset file permissions are located under Permissions in the Edit button on a dataset page. The file permissions page has two sections: Users/Groups and Files.
To give someone access to your restricted files, click on the Grant Access to Users/Groups button in the Users/Groups section.