To make REES even more secure, you will need to sign in using your ICPSR MyData account. If you don't yet have an account, the process is quick, easy and free. As a bonus, you can access ICPSR's other data and features.


Creating a Registry Entry

  • Create an account here. Please include your first and last name, email address, affiliation, and a secure password.
  • Upon successful login, click Start a New Registry Entry to begin.
  • Note that “Education” is pre-selected. Version 1.0 of the Registry accommodates language frequently used in the field of education research. Future versions will include common language for other domains in the social sciences.
  • Based on the guidelines provided, determine if sub-entries are needed within a given registry entry.
  • Click on Continue to access your registry entry.

Inputting Registry Details

  • A registry entry includes the following 8 sections:
  • Section I: General Study Information
    Section II: Description of Study
    Section III: Research Questions
    Section IV: Study Design

    Section V: Sample Characteristics
    Section VI: Outcomes
    Section VII: Analysis Plan
    Section VIII: Additional Materials

  • Sections I, II, III and VIII are the same for all types of study designs. Sections IV-B, V, VI and VII vary by design type. The relevant information for each design is available in the checklist of required information for a registry entry.
  • Complete as much information in each section as you can. Please provide any clarifying details in the comment box at the bottom of each section.
  • Upon completion of a section, click on the Save & go to Next Section button at the end of the page or the drop-down bar at the top of the page (this won't save your entry) to move to the next section.
  • You may click on the Save & Go Home button at any time to save your work and resume later.

Editing and Publishing a Registry Entry

  • If an entry is not complete, click on Edit to add information or make changes.
  • Once an entry is complete, click on Publish to make the entry visible to the public.
  • Once an entry is published, you may update your published entry by clicking on Update. All edits made (and saved) after publishing will create a new version of the entry to track changes. Click on Publish to make the updated version also available to the public.

User Support Features

  • In each section click on the Help link and select User Guide. This page provides a detailed description of the fields in that specific section.
  • Question buttons appear throughout all sections to provide clarifying information.