TalkBank Ground Rules

This page provides an overview of the Ground Rules for data sharing for all TalkBank databases. All users of these databases must read and follow these Ground Rules:

  1. Basic rules for data usage, including guidelines for corpus citation.

  2. Principles of data-sharing. Why data-sharing is important.

  3. Options for data-sharing with different levels of access.

  4. Guidelines for creating IRB consent forms.

  5. Instructions for contributing data.

  6. The TalkBank Code of Ethics for sensitive data.

  7. Talkbank policies for data preservation, data workflow , and mission statement

  8. Disclaimer regarding the use of data and programs.