The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) Resource Registry Data Sharing Policy
The SDPC Resource Registry is a publicly accessible information website. Not all Registry data is available to the public (and the SDPC Registry API) based on the SDPC Governance Group recommendations.
The SDPC Resource Registry
A major headache for any digital learning ecosystem is having an accurate depiction of applications in use, information about that applications usage, contract information and the ability to do the “in house” application management and at the same time allow for external application usage information. Add onto that the ability to streamline contracts so all of your applications are requested in a standardized process and even the ability to use one contract for all an institution application needs. The SDPC Resource Registry Application was originally built by Cambridge Public Schools District.
The SDPC Resource Registry Data
While meant to be a tool for individual schools and Alliances to use for their internal application management, the strength of the Resource Registry is in the numbers! Data from thousands of schools about contract information across hundreds of vendors is the leveraging that is moving the needle in the educational technology marketplace. Some of the inputted information is available publicly on the site (no log in required) while much more is only accessible with membership and account log in. The data in the Registry is yours. If you do not feel comfortable in the agreed upon public data in your site please let us know and we can work with you to make only those fields you want public. The SDPC Governance Group meets regularly to evaluate public and non-public data concerns and requests.
The SDPC Resource Registry API
By popular request, the SDPC has been asked by numerous parties (schools, states, researchers, vendors policy makers, etc.) to make this public information available in a more efficient manner. The SDPC Resource Registry API is that mechanism.
The API is only available to SDPC members and users must adhere to the API Usage Policy. Data shared via the API – which is already available off the public web site – includes:
Shared SDPC Application Registry Data
Agreement Approved Date
Agreement Expiration Date
Signed Agreement File
Signed Addendum File
NCES District Codes
NOT Shared SDPC Application Registry Data
Vendor Contact Info
District Contact Info
Requestor of Resource and Contact Info
In Use/No Agreement
Declined (not pubic)
Legal Drafted Parent Release signed PDF
Media Release Needed
Progress for New Request
Progress Admin Designation
Date Contract Sent
Date Requested Submitted
Progress Log Entries
Agreement Word Versions
Department Paid by
SDPC Resource Registry: API Usage Policy
Subject to the restrictions contained within this document, SDPC members are granted a non-exclusive, worldwide, non-transferable, limited license to access the APIs and documentation only as necessary to develop, test and support an integration of your application with the Services.
SDPC Resource Registry: API Developers Guide
The SDPC Resource Registry API is designed to be a machine-readable version of public information already available to SDPC Members through the SDPC Resource Registry. This API is useful for data analysis, maintaining snapshots in time, and more. Leveraging the same technologies as the Registry, this API will provide instant access to the data without having to perform manual searches.