Access to Data
The Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database will be available for public access via restricted use agreements beginning September 2013.
Applying for Access
Both the quantitative data files and video data files held within the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database are restricted from general dissemination. Once the data are available for public access (September 2013), researchers interested in using the data may apply for access via an online application and contracting system, a link to which will be provided here. Researchers may apply for access to both the quantitative and video data through this online contracting system. Please read the Confidential Data Use Agreement carefully before beginning your application to be sure that you meet the access criteria.
Please note that the documentation files are available now for public download.
Accessing the Quantitative Data Files via the Virtual Data Enclave
Once approved for use of the confidential data, researchers will be granted access to ICPSR's Virtual Data Enclave (VDE) system, a virtual machine launched from the researcher's own desktop, but operating on a remote server. The virtual machine is isolated from the user's physical desktop computer, restricting the user from downloading files or parts of files to their physical computer. The virtual machine is also restricted in its external access, preventing users from emailing, copying, or otherwise moving files outside of the secure environment, either accidentally or intentionally.
The VDE operates just like a standard Windows desktop and includes many of the most popular statistical analysis packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, and others). All work with the quantitative data files can only be done within the VDE. Researchers interested in removing output or other non-data files from the secure environment may submit a request to ICPSR, and ICPSR staff will review the requested files to ensure no confidential information is removed from the secure environment.
Accessing and Streaming the Video Data Files via this Web Site
Once approved for use of the confidential data, access to the video data files will be granted via a secure log in. A filterable and categorized list of videos will be presented and researchers may select and stream all videos of interest.
Access to Data for Grant Recipients
Recipients of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Early Career Research Grants Program can find information on obtaining data and documentation files on our Web site.