Are the researchers precluded from profiting in any way from their findings – whether as consultants or as authors of non-academic articles or books? How are their activities going to be monitored to ensure they don’t break the rules?

The academic researchers chosen for Social Science One projects will have full freedom to publish their findings, without review by the companies whose data they study. Academics will be prohibited from patenting research findings. All papers that come out of this research process must be made available publicly and posted on the SocialScience.One website. All researchers commit to follow the replication standard and deposit their computer code, and information about the data used and how to obtain access, in Dataverse. Researchers may not work as consultants for the company providing the data on overlapping topic areas.  Other than that, researchers may write what they wish and make it available in scholarly books or articles as they see fit, following normal academic protocols.