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Believe to Become Master Data Sharing Agreement

The Johnson Center’s Community Research Institute (CRI) at GVSU , in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Schools , the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation and Calvin College’s Center for Social Research , is pleased to announce the release of the Believe to Become (B2B) Master Data Sharing Agreement (MDSA) documents developed between the Grand Rapids Public Schools and the Community Research Institute.

The MDSA documents were developed to provide access to personally identifiable student academic records to B2B after school providers and researchers for two specific purposes:
  1. Authorized linkage and data transfers between Grand Rapids Public Schools and local after school program providers for the purpose of program and site management, and
  2. Authorized linkage of data transfers between Grand Rapids Public Schools and local after school program providers for the purpose of research and evaluation.
CRI hopes these documents help other communities across the country establish similar agreements between public school systems and after school program providers and researchers.

To receive the MDSA documents via email, please complete the form below. CRI will not use this information for any other purpose than to learn the types of organizations requesting access to this information and the context in which they intend to use the MDSA. CRI is also interested to hear how helpful these documents were in your efforts to establish a data sharing agreement, what new challenges you may have experienced and how they were resolved, so please share your thoughts and feedback at cri@gvsu.edu

The documents are released under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Creative Commons license. CRI intends to make updates to these documents as we enhance our understanding of effective community information sharing practices.


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