About the Project

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is partnering with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan to foster secondary data analysis of NSF-funded investigator-initiated STEM projects that remain rich with opportunities for further discovery.

This partnership aims to build on the expertise and experience in the AERA Grants Program to promote high quality analyses of underutilized data, enable sustained contributions with such data through training and capacity building, and support research capable of adding foundational knowledge of wide significance about teaching and learning in STEM fields.

The National Science Foundation has invested in some of the most important research studies on education and learning. Many of these studies entail broad primary data collection efforts across a number of contexts (whether multi-site or national), over reasonable spans of time (whether longitudinal or repeated cross-sectional), and at multiple levels (with data from such sources as students, teachers, classrooms, schools, school districts, and the social environment). The purpose of this initiative is to leverage this work further by making important data collections from NSF's most significant studies widely accessible for secondary analysis and use.