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Adding External Data to the MLDS

Center data are provided through ongoing data sharing agreements with partner agencies (MSDE, MHEC, Labor, DJS, MVA and U.S. Census). These data are provided at regular intervals for all students and/or workers available in the data set. While the MLDS is very comprehensive and capable of supporting a wide range of research inquiries, in certain instances a data set external to the system may allow for a unique study or program evaluation of benefit to Maryland.

If you are interested in having an external data set added to the MLDS, please carefully review these policies and procedures. Center staff are available to help and support you with your request.

After you have reviewed the policies and procedures, you may begin your application here. Please note that in most instances, an external researcher application is also required.