The Office of the Provost is committed to facilitating scholarly and quality improvement research using deidentified administrative student data. To this end, we have formalized a process for researchers to request and receive administrative student data. More information about the process for submitting a request and the different data sets that are available is below.
Description of the Process
Researchers who are interested in accessing deidentified administrative student data should complete the “Data Request Form” linked form below. The data request form includes fields for project title, project personnel, a description of the project, description of the data requested, and a plan for data disposal.
Data requests will be reviewed by the appropriate person within the Office of Provost and a formal decision will be communicated within 2 weeks of receiving the request. Researchers, however, may still need to submit a proposal through the Institutional Review Board, depending on whether their research project is considered Human Subjects Research. Once the project receives IRB approval (or is deemed not to need it), researchers will then be connected with Pitt IT staff who will assist in providing the necessary data. In addition, researchers will be asked to sign a Data Use Process and Procedures form.
Description of the Data Sets
Application Data: More information and data dictionary coming soon.
Demographic Data: More information and data dictionary coming soon.
Enrollment/Graduation/Degree Data: More information and data dictionary coming soon.
Course-Level Data: More information and data dictionary coming soon.