Finding, Accessing, and Managing Existing Data for Secondary Analysis


  • James Graham, Colorado State University
  • Matthew P. Malcolm, Colorado State University
  • Shane Redman, ICPSR STAFF

This workshop will be offered in an online video format.

This three-day workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of planning and conducting secondary data analysis. We will discuss the value of secondary data analysis in advancing scholarship and practice, and provide practical guidelines for finding, accessing, and managing existing datasets.

We will use both didactic learning methods and hands-on activities. The hands-on exercises will focus on large administrative and survey datasets from the field of disability and rehabilitation research, but the principles can be applied to virtually any research field. Further, participants are encouraged to use the workshop to develop a new project or get assistance on a work-in-progress. The information and skills from this workshop will be particularly beneficial for students, post-docs, and junior investigators looking for ways to establish and/or enhance their research programs.

Please note that participants are strongly encouraged to provide their own personal laptop computer. Tablets are not suitable.

Application: Admission to this workshop is open to all interested applicants. To register for the course, use the Summer Program Portal (by clicking on the "Registration" tab at the top of this page) to provide your information and select the course. See information on fees and scholarships below.

Co-Sponsors: Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR), Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP), and Department of Occupational Therapy – Colorado State University.

Registration Fees: Tuition for this workshop is $300.

Tuition Scholarships: Workshop participants may be considered for one of a limited number of scholarships to cover the $300 tuition costs. All participants are eligible for an award. To be considered for one of these awards, applicants must email the following documents to Shane Redman (

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter discussing your motivations for attending the workshop, career background or work experience, and how the workshop will advance your career or professional goals and/or data management skill set.

Course Time: The workshop will be held all day on days 1 and 2 (9am to 5pm), and until 2pm on day 3.

Deadline: Registration for this workshop is open until further notice. The deadline to submit tuition scholarship materials is Tuesday, May 26.

Tags: ADDEP, rehabilitation sciences, disability sciences, research data management, data sharing

Course Sections

Section 1

Location: Online -- Video format,

Date(s): June 9 - June 11

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • James Graham, Colorado State University
  • Matthew P. Malcolm, Colorado State University
  • Shane Redman, ICPSR STAFF