For Data Requests

The Postsecondary Education Research and Implementation Institute (PERI2) collaborates with UCI research staff and faculty who are working to improve undergraduate education. Part of this collaboration can include access to institutional data. Below are the procedures for requesting student-level identified or de-identified data as well as analysis of institutional data.


Request for Student-Level Data:

This option is for UCI research staff and faculty who are looking to obtain institutional data at the student level—including student demographic data, individual course grades, or other types of data. This pertains to those UCI research staff and faculty conducting education research projects with an intent to publish or present the results or those who are pursuing these data for internal analysis purposes. An IRB is required for access to student-level data. More information about IRB for education research can be found here.

  • Complete this form to start the data request. This must be done by a Senate faculty member listed on the IRB. We may contact you to further discuss your research project and clarify your data needs.
  • List of available variables: Data abstraction sheet

If the form does not have the variables you need, or if you have any other issues, please contact Kameryn Denaro at

Data will be securely sent as a .csv file to the Senate faculty member listed on the IRB.


Request for Analysis of Institutional Data:

Departments who are working to improve teaching and student success in their courses are able to request data analysis that may enable them to make specific changes to teaching and courses to improve student success. The difference between this option and the “Request for Student-Level Data” option above is that this does not provide you with the individual student data, is intended purely for internal purposes, and cannot be shared beyond the campus. Such analyses will be conducted as time permits for PERI2 staff.