CERP Data Sharing Request

Data Buddies Survey (DBS) is an annual survey initiative of the Computing Research Association (CRA) and is implemented by the Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). DBS targets undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged in computing fields (e.g., majoring in a computing field, taking computing courses) at (primarily) US colleges/universities. CERP reaches these students through a network of volunteer institutions (Data Buddies). The survey collects data on students’ background and experiences in computing. The major categories of data that DBS collects are:

  • Students’ major/minor
  • Career values
  • Self-efficacy
  • Belonging
  • Perceptions of current institution and department
  • Professional network
  • Academic and professional activities
  • Future career interests and highest degree intentions
  • Demographic information

You can access the form to request individual level DBS data at the end of this page. Please note that your request will be reviewed by CERP in accordance with our data management plan and policies. You can expect to be contacted by CERP within 10 business days.

CERP will contact you if additional information is needed. Otherwise, you will receive a decision letter once your application is approved by the director of CERP and the PI for the grant that funds the data collection.

Questions you will need to respond to while filling out the form:

  • Your name, contact information, institutional affiliation
  • Brief description of research topic (e.g., research question, hypotheses, methods, etc.)
  • List of individuals who will have access to the individual level CERP dataset that you receive
  • Information on human subjects research training for everyone who will have access to the individual level CERP dataset
  • Type of dataset you are interested in (undergraduate, graduate, other)
  • Variables you are requesting access to (you will be able to select from a list of variables)
  • Data format needs/ technical concerns
  • Any other comments/questions