Data Requests for Researchers - Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI)

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) have formed a research partnership with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University called the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI). MERI is aimed at studying public education in Michigan with the goal of improving education services and outcomes for all students. The partners created a centralized resource for researchers to submit proposals, obtain data in research-ready format, collaborate, and pursue analysis for topics of interest in support of the MDE education research agenda.

As of October 29, 2018 all application materials, change request forms, and other information pertinent to requesting Michigan education data sets for audits, evaluations and studies of education programs in Michigan will be available on the MERI website.