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The cover of the IDEA Handbook, with a grid of photos showing key points in the process of accessing, using, and communicating data

Join the webinar series hosted by the IDEA Initiative on Mondays at 11am EDT during the Fall 2020 semester, starting on 9/28/2020. In this series the authors of the Handbook on Using Administrative Data for Research and Evidence-Based Policy will present case studies on successful administrative data partnerships and technical expertise for data access and use. To receive updates and webinar invitations, please sign up for the IDEA Handbook mailing list.

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IDEA Handbook webinar schedule

Date Title Presenter
9/28/2020 City of Cape Town, South Africa: Aligning Internal Data Capabilities with External Research Partnerships Kelsey Jack
10/5/2020 Ohio and the Longitudinal Data Archive: Developing Mutually Beneficial Partnerships Between State Government and the Research Community Joshua D. Hawley
10/19/2020 The Stanford-SFUSD Partnership: Development of Data-Sharing Structures and Processes Moonhawk Kim
10/26/2020 Model Data Use Agreements-- A Practical Guide  Amy O'Hara
11/2/2020 Tentative: Physically Protecting Sensitive Data Lars Vilhuber
11/9/2020 Collaborating with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Kathleen Murphy
11/16/2020 Aurora Health Care: Using Electronic Medical Records for a Randomized Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support Laura Feeney
11/23/2020 New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training, University of New Brunswick: A Ten-Year Partnership Between Government and Academia - the Establishment of NB-IRDT Donna Curtis-Maillet & Ted McDonald
11/30/2020 Administrative Data in Research at the World Bank: The Case of Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Arianna Legovini & Maria Ruth Jones
12/7/2020 Institute for Employment Research, Germany: Access to Administrative Labor Market Data for International Researchers Dana Müller & Philipp vom Berge

 

City of Cape Town, South Africa: Aligning Internal Data Capabilities with External Research Partnerships

A new data policy at City of Cape Town government in 2016 led to a productive cooperation between the City and academic researchers to create systematic data access. This partnership between local government and university researchers prioritized strategic use of city administrative data to inform decision making for key policy challenges, including a 2018 drought crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. Kelsey Jack presents on her chapter in the Handbook on Using Administrative Data for Research and Evidence-Based Policy, written with Hugh Cole, Brendan Maughan-Brown, and Derek Strong. 

  • Presenter: Kelsey Jack, Associate Professor of Environmental and Development Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Date: September 28th, 2020, at 11am EDT
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Ohio and the Longitudinal Data Archive: Developing Mutually Beneficial Partnerships Between State Government and the Research Community

A research center at Ohio State University, the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive (OLDA) is a long-running and successful administrative data partnership that first emerged in 2007. The OLDA has a primary research focus on the outcomes of education and training, but also engages with researchers on human services, housing, and health care as need arises. This collaboration between the Ohio state government and Ohio State University makes longitudinal data from multiple state agencies available for research, and offers an example of a robust institutional partnership for researchers and data providers looking to launch their own data center.  

  • Presenter: Joshua D. Hawley, Associate Professor in the Glenn College, Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, and Director of the Ohio Education Research Center
  • Date: October 5, 2020, 11am EDT
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The Stanford-SFUSD Partnership: Development of Data-Sharing Structures and Processes

The research-practice partnership between Stanford University and the San Francisco Unified School District is a long-term, mutualistic, and strategic relationship between researchers and practitioners in education, resulting in research that is both related to practical challenges and generalizable to the broader field. The Partnership exemplifies the university-based data center model, which benefits from the academic and technical resources at a large research university. SFUSD administrative data housed at Stanford University captures data on over 55,000 students, over 3,500 PreK–12 teachers, and a total of almost 10,000 staff from the academic year 2000/2001 to the present. In 2018, the Stanford data warehouse that hosts school district data received requests for data by nine projects. Moonhawk Kim presents his chapter in the Handbook on Using Administrative Data for Research and Evidence-Based Policy, written with Eric Bettinger, Norma Ming, Michelle Reininger, Jim Shen, and Laura Wentworth. 

  • Presenter: Moonhawk Kim, Director of Research-Practice Partnerships and Community Engagement at the Graduate School of Education, University of California Berkeley 
  • Date: October 19, 2020, 11am EDT
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Model Data Use Agreements-- A Practical Guide

What are data use agreements? Data use agreements (DUA)—also referred to as data sharing agreements or data use licenses—are documents that describe what data are being shared, for what purpose, for how long, and any access restrictions or security protocols that must be followed by the recipient of the data. Creating, negotiating, and finalizing a DUA is one of the most common challenges facing new data partnerships, but there are few practical references available to guide data providers and researchers. Amy O'Hara presents her chapter on understanding DUAs, giving a valuable set of model agreements for new engagements with administrative data and expert insight on the legal agreements that underpin data access. 

  • Presenter: Amy O'Hara, Research Professor in the Massive Data Institute and Executive Director of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center at the McCourt School for Public Policy
  • Date: October 26, 2020, 11am EDT
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