Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment

The Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment provides access to significant and useful data and research about SAA, American archives, and their users that evidence the value of archives for society and help us improve our services to SAA members and to our consumers. The Committee will work to conduct or support relevant research and to create, gather, and preserve data by directing and engaging in several areas of activity:

  • Providing SAA members with standardized tools for gathering and analyzing data;
  • Providing a repository or portal for data and other research outputs;
  • Providing training on gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and using data; and
  • Providing up-to-date and reliable basic facts and figures about archives and archivists.

Recent News & Announcements

CORDA Annual report, prepared for and submitted to SAA Council.
SAA's Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment (CORDA) is thrilled to announce that SAA has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to establish the "SAA Dataverse"!
This status report covers the most important activities of the three subcommittees working in tandem under our leadership of CORDA. The report’s particular emphasis is on CORDA’s plan to create a data repository for the Society of American Archivists and the archival profession at large utilizing the open source Dataverse software platform developed at Harvard University.
Open Forum to introduce CORDA and discuss priorities and first year initiatives for the Committee
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