Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Published: July 1, 2012

The primary audiences for this document are data policymakers and managers in SEAs who are generally responsible for managing and responding to requests for data. An additional important audience for this resource is the research community that submits data requests to SEAs. Data requests come from diverse sources, ranging from members of the research community to advocacy organizations, the media, the public, and other parties interested in education data. This document is intended to help SEAs determine whether and how to voluntarily fulfill requests from researchers for access to education data, including confidential or otherwise restricted data.