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National Research Data Privacy Agreement

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is proud to announce the release of the first National Research Data Privacy Agreement (NRDPA) to streamline data sharing agreements and set common expectations between schools/districts and researchers.  Modelled after the successful National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) developed by the SDPC Community, the NRDPA is a collaboratively built and standardized agreement for schools and research organizations to use for FERPA’s research studies exception.

The NRDPA describes the duties and responsibilities to protect existing Student Data including compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local privacy laws, rules, and regulations, all as may be amended from time to time. The Researcher shall be conducting research for, or on behalf of educational agencies or institutions to:

A companion “Guidance Draft” is being released as well to serve as a resource on draft usage as well as effective practices of using student data for research.  The Guidance Draft also links to great resources from end users and marketplace providers for data stewards and researchers across the country.

To find out more and get your needs addressed, please join in the conversations by being part of the Consortium.

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