Data Requests Overview

Research & Data Request Form

For all requests, please fill out the information below. Requests will be reviewed on a recurring basis. Upon receipt of the request, a research professional will contact you via email or telephone to discuss your request further. Completion of requests will vary depending on scope and breadth of the research topic.

It is advisable to complete the form with as much detail as possible in order to help expedite your request.

Please be sure to review the data publically available on the USF InfoCenter.

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Requestor Information

* Requestor Type:



(please specify) * required if "Other"

* First Name:

* Last Name:

* Title:

* College/Unit:

* Department:

* Phone:

* Email Address:

Additional Contact Person

Contact's Name:

Contact's Phone:

Contact's Email Address:

Project Description

Below, please describe the purpose of the request and the data needed. Please provide as much detail as possible so that our office can help determine what data and research design will fulfill your request.

* Title of Your Request:

* What is the purpose of this request / what question are you trying to address?

* What is the requested data source for this request?



* Is this request mostly related to:




(please explain) * required if "Other"


Please attach any source documentation including all definitions


* Is this request similar or the same as a previous project?


Prior ODS Project ID * required if "Yes"

Please describe what has been done in the past. If possible, provide title and completion date for previous project. * required if "Yes"

Please attached copy of the previous report or a sample of it


* Does this project require IRB approval?


Please attach the approval documentation * required if "Yes"


* What is the anticipated frequency for this request?



(please explain) * required if "Other"

* I understand that any research reports, including theses/dissertations, generated using data secured by this research request and/or office must be shared with the Office of Decision Support at the completion of the study.

* I have read and understand the requirements of the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

Project Scheduling

* Requested Due Date: (must be at least 3 weeks in advance)

If the request requires completion prior to the above date, please describe the urgency of the request below and state the date you are requesting. Please DO NOT enter ASAP. Based on departmental priorities, a written explanation may not guarantee delivery by your request date.