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Restricted-use Data Licenses

IES uses Restricted-data Licenses as a mechanism for making more detailed data available to qualified researchers.

How to Obtain or Amend a License:

IES/NCES will only accept restricted-use data License applications through its Electronic Application System. Any License application that does not come through this system will be returned to the applicant. More information about applying for a License is available in the online application system instructions and in the Restricted-Use Data Procedures Manual.

If you need to amend your license by adding a new user, deleting a user, obtaining other databases, or modifying your security plan, please see the License modification instructions.

For questions, please contact:

IES Data Security Office
Department of Education/IES/NCES
550 12th Street, SW, Room 4060
Washington, DC 20202


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