Access for Researchers

The Carnegie Elective Classification Central Office is committed to making the Carnegie CE Dataset accessible to all qualified researchers in the spirit of full participation. The team is aware of the burden of data access and the costs associated with securing datasets in the higher education field that creates barriers to entry, particularly for graduate students. Hence, we work with every researcher to make sure cost is not a barrier to accessing the Carnegie CE Dataset and we particularly encourage graduate students and junior scholars to use this and other datasets we offer.

We are equally committed to protecting the identity of institutions that opted to be part of our dataset. The following process to request and gain access to data was built to ensure confidentiality and proper handling of this dataset, and the sharing of the research outcomes with the field. 

Please note the following process and policies regarding access to the Carnegie CE/NIIICE/NASCE Dataset(s):

  • Complete this data request form to provide us with more information about your research and what data you are looking for.
  • After you have submitted this form, a member of the research team will get in touch with you with any questions or clarifications regarding your request.
  • Institutions agree to share their data with Albion College with the explicit understanding that their identity will be kept confidential. Thus, any researcher who requests access to the Carnegie CE/NASCE/NIIICE dataset(s) must sign a data-sharing agreement indicating that the identities of any institutions in the dataset will not be disclosed, including any details that would allow someone to deduce any institution(s).
  • Researchers are expected to obtain the necessary approvals (IRB or otherwise) required by your institution, disciplinary organization and/or ethics boards to conduct your research. Albion College only provides access to the Carnegie CE/NASCE/NIIICE dataset(s).
  • We ask that researchers provide information regarding the dissemination of research (conference presentations or posters, invited talks, proceedings or publications) so that it can be listed on our website and shared with colleagues in the field.
  • We ask that researchers appropriately credit the Carnegie Foundation in any dissemination of your research using the Carnegie CE dataset(s).

If you have any questions, please contact