All creators and potential sharers of qualitative data (including ESRC applicants and award holders) should read
the UK Data Archive guidance on data management and sharing, which covers
all aspects of collecting data for sharing. Here is information on: why and how to share data; consent, ethics and confidentiality; copyright, data
documentation; data formats and software (inclusing transcription and digitisation), and data storage, back-up and security. A FAQ is also provided.
Information on what are defined as qualitative data and on using audio-visual equipment to yield high-quality and longer-term usable data can be found on these pages:
For further advice or specific queries, contact