Collaboratory Open Access Dataset

Posted by Collaboratory on July 26, 2022

We are proud to announce that Collaboratory’s Open Dataset has been updated and the July 2022 release is now freely available for download.

The Collaboratory Open Access Dataset is now publicly available on the CivicLEADS data repository hosted by ICPSR at the University of Michigan. Collaboratory hosts the largest dataset of its kind, representing data on community engagement and public service activities occurring between higher education and its surrounding communities.  43 institutions have tracked more than 4,800 published activities encompassing more than 6,600 community organizations and 1,500 community based course connections.

With this release, Collaboratory aims to improve understanding of and support for community-university partnership data collection and analysis. We encourage scholars, undergraduate/graduate students, researchers, administrators, and practitioners to engage with the dataset and leverage it for inquiry and programming purposes.

The 2022 Open Access Dataset is a de-identified subset of Collaboratory’s national database that is the repository for data collected from institutions that use Collaboratory to understand the landscape of their community engagement. Examples of individual fields in this dataset include the focus areas addressed, populations served, on- and off-campus collaborators, connections to teaching and research, pedagogies and student learning outcomes, and the role community partners play in activities, among others.

In partnership with UNCG’s Institute for Community & Economic Engagement, Collaboratory also hosts a more complete/identifiable dataset that is available for more formal research projects. In the event that you require data that is unavailable in the Open Access Dataset, please contact us for details on initiating a data request at

We would be more than happy to talk with anyone about Collaboratory or the dataset, please do not hesitate to reach out. Contact Kristin Medlin, Director of Research & Development, or (888) 506-0065 x 709.

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