SEER-IES Webinar Series: Sharing Study Data: Implications for Education Researchers

In the era of open science practices, researchers are more frequently being asked to share data from their studies. Multiple federal agencies and private funders have added policies and requirements for their grantees and contractors to share study data. Consistent with this priority and the Standards for Excellence in Education Research (SEER), the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) requires researchers to make data from IES-funded studies available to others, while also protecting the rights of study participants and meeting the requirements of data providers. Such policies, along with growing interest in open science practices, means that many education researchers are looking for practical, achievable strategies for making their data available to others.

In this 90-minute webinar, Ruth Neild from Mathematica will present an overview of IES’s guide, Sharing Study Data: A Guide for Education Researchers, and a panel of researchers will share their expertise and experiences with three key aspects of sharing study data:

  • Managing disclosure risks
  • Documenting and organizing data for other researchers
  • Depositing data for access by other researchers

The session will include a panel discussion and audience Q&A.


  • John Czajka is a Mathematica Senior Fellow Emeritus. Dr. Czajka has expertise on disclosure risk management and has vast experience connected to statistical applications of program administrative data, the analysis of survey data from large national samples, panel studies, and specialized surveys.
  • Jessica Logan is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. Dr. Logan is a quantitative methodologist who focuses on improving the data management and data quality practices of researchers in the education sciences, encouraging transparency in science, and improving education researchers’ statistical conclusion validity.
  • John Diamond is MDRC’s lead for Data Management and Integrity and a senior research associate for the Postsecondary Education policy area. He chairs MDRC’s Data Integrity Board, Data Management Initiative, and Data Security Team, and coordinates MDRC’s data sharing with ICPSR at the University of Michigan.

Date: March 28th, 2023 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET