2014-03-18

Proposals Sought for Research Using NCAA Student-Athlete Data

The NCAA seeks outstanding proposals for studies of issues important to NCAA student-athletes and NCAA member institutions using data from its Growth, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Learning of Students in College Study (GOALS). These data are housed in the NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive at ICPSR.

In 2006, GOALS survey responses were received from more than 19,780 student-athletes representing all three divisions at 620 NCAA member institutions. Respondents provided a range of information about their lives as student-athletes, including:
  • Academic engagement and success
  • Athletics experiences
  • Campus and team climate
  • Career aspirations
  • Health and well-being
  • Social experiences
  • Time commitments
In the first phase of this pilot program, the NCAA will approve data access for a limited number of proposals. Preference will be given to high-quality proposals that demonstrate a clear rationale and articulate specific, testable research questions.

To learn more
  • Online: See the NCAA data archive Request for Proposals page.
  • In person: Visit the ICPSR/Education & Child Care Data Archive exhibit at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) on Saturday, April 5, 1-2 p.m., to talk with an NCAA representative, or any time during the AERA meeting to talk with an archive staff member.