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Welcome to www.GayData.org!
Created by Dr. Randall Sell and maintained by the Program for LGBT Health, GayData.org serves as a no-cost, open-access clearinghouse for the collection of sexual orientation & gender identity data and measures.
This site also provides knowledgeable analysis, commentary and expert "how to" information on gathering such data effectively in scientific surveys, questionnaires and studies. Collected and categorized here you will find numerous datasets and links to rich data sources that are essential to LGBT health research, researchers, students, advocates and anyone interested in scientific-based information about LGBT people and populations.
There is no charge to access or use GayData.org.
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How to Properly Attribute GayData.org
In Online Media
Place a prominent human and machine traceable link back to GayData.org's home page (eg http://www.GayData.org or http://publichealth.drexel.edu/GayData_org/ AND to each data set or page used (e.g., the specific article such as 2003 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results).
State that the material is available under our Creative Commons license with a link to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.
Attribute prominently with human and machine traceable links (i.e., do not use no-follow links). Attribution to GayData.org should be at least as prominent as any attribution to other sources on your website or publication.
Ideal Website Attribution Example: "Article accessed via GayData.org, a knowledge resource for researchers, students, and others seeking science-based information on LGBT Health issues maintained by the Program for LGBT Health at Drexel University. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original www.GayData.org article, 2003 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results. Content on GayData.org can be shared under a Creative Commons License."
In Offline Media
Prominently state something to the effect of "Article reprinted from GayData.org, a knowledge resource for researchers, students, advocates and others seeking science-based information on LGBT Health issues. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original www.GayData.org article, '2003 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results.' Content on GayData.org can be shared under a Creative Commons License."
Attribution to GayData.org should be no less prominent than any attribution to other sources on your offline publication.