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Registering as a Collaborator

Some datasets are available without registration. Please check:

To access other databases, you first need to register as a collaborator. This data can only used for academic research that does not earn revenue, and your research also cannot be in collaboration with any commercial entities.

To obtain access to myPersonality data:

  1. Read the Database Terms of Use. Seriously, please read them all :!:. They oblige you, among other things, to:
  2. Prepare a title and an abstract of your project. Research statements like “I intend to examine the relationship between online behavior and personality” are not specific enough.
  3. Choose tables you need. Be as specific as possible. The data are very sensitive, so we are more likely to grant access to researchers who need fewer data tables to begin with. You can always ask for more data tables later on if you need them. This particularly applies to data tables such as Likes, Political/Religious views, and Status Updates. You also need to think about whether you are able to work with the data you ask for (e.g. can you work with 22 m status updates?).
  4. Pre-register your study. Consider using osf.io or aspredicted.org
  5. Obtain the approval of your Internal Review Board
  6. Students need to ask their supervisor to apply for access to data :!:, and include them as supervisees. Unfortunately, we cannot offer access to the data to researchers without a full-time academic contract.
  7. Send us an email from your official university email. Please use the following template:
 Hi David and Michal,  

 I would like to become a registered collaborator of the myPersonality project
 to pursue the following research: 
    [INCLUDE THE TITLE OF YOUR RESEARCH]
    
 You can find the pre-registration protocol for this study at: [INCLUDE THE LINK]
    
 I am a full-time faculty member. [IF YOU ARE A STUDENT PLEASE HAVE YOU SUPERVISOR 
 REQUEST ACCESS TO THE DATA FOR YOU.] I read and agree with the myPersonality 
 Database Terms of Use. [SERIOUSLY, PLEASE DO READ IT.] I will take responsibility 
 for the use of the data by any students in my research group. 
   
 I am planning to use the following variables: 
      * [LIST THE VARIABLES YOU INTEND TO 
      * USE AND TELL US HOW 
      * YOU PLAN TO ANALYZE THEM.]
 
 The data I am requesting is not publicly available at:
 1. http://mypersonality.org/wiki/doku.php?id=mining
 2. http://mypersonality.org/wiki/doku.php?id=download_databases
 
 I will acknowledge David Stillwell, Michal Kosinski, and the myPersonality 
 project in any manuscript that uses myPersonality data.
 
 I am attaching the IRB approval for this project.
    
 [Your Name / Position / Institution]

We'll then send you a username/password to this Wiki and grant access to the selected tables. Due to the large number of requests, it may take us up to a month to respond to collaboration requests.

register.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/30 14:21 by Michal Kosinski