The University of Texas at Dallas Education Research Center (UT Dallas ERC) facilitates research to benefit education in Texas by providing researchers with access to individual administrative data through the state of Texas Education Research Center Program.

Starting with de-identified, individual-level data provided by the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission, and National Student Clearinghouse, the UT Dallas ERC creates research-ready datasets that have been standardized and documented. Researchers then use these data in approved investigations to inform education policy and practice.

The UT Dallas ERC was established in 2007 as a result of legislation passed in the 79th Texas legislative session which authorized the Education Research Center program in Texas. Researchers interested in using these data must submit a proposal to the UT Dallas ERC, which is reviewed internally and then submitted for review and approval by the ERC Advisory Board. Learn more about conducting research at the UT Dallas ERC.

See a listing of UT Dallas ERC staff.

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