Susan Jekielek

Institutionalizing, Sustaining, and Enhancing The Registry of Efficacy and Effectiveness Studies

Research Project Description

The purpose of this project is to promote visibility and immediate usefulness of the Registry and to create the foundation for sustainability of the registry - goals that are closely linked. To that end, we seek to establish a partnership between SREE and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, which has a long history of successfully creating and managing large-scale evaluation data bases. The primary work of the partnership will involve two components. The first component is transitioning REES to the ICPSR platform Archonnex, which will provide a more sustainable, extensible, expandable, and flexible infrastructure for REES. The Archonnex platform is based upon industry web standards and archival standards in conjunction with open source tools that follow these standards. The transition to the Archonnex platform will help researchers and funders feel confident in the sustainability of REES as well as promote it as a credible entity within the education research community. The second component is the marketing, stakeholder outreach, and promotion of REES. The third component is the Single Case Design to REES. Together, the SREE team and the ICSPR team are well-positioned to promote REES to the community as they have established networks with researchers, research organizations, academic institutions, funders, etc. across the social sciences. Key activities will include convening meetings with professional association groups, journal editors, funding agencies, and foundations, working with journal editors to encourage incentives for pre-registrations, and working with the leadership team from the What Works Clearinghouse to bridge pre-registration and study review.

Education, U.S. Department of

Funding Period: 9/1/2018 to 8/31/2020

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