Terms Of Use

Familiarize yourself with Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved documents (below) that govern the Terms of Use of ASSISTments for the retrieval of data. You can share this with your institution's IRB when applying for an exemption. It shows all data will be anonymized and may make it easier to get your study approved.

WPI's IRB Terms of Use

While E-TRIALS provides researchers with anonymized data, it may be possible to link the data back to individual students or teachers despite our team's best efforts to protect their identities. Student-level data is covered under FERPA. By using E-TRIALS or the data it provides, you are confirming that you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. You will not use the data to discover personally identifiable information about individual students or teachers.
  2. If you discover data that reveals a students' identity, you will immediately inform the E-TRIALS team (ASSISTments-Research[at]wpi.edu) of the issue and delete it from your downloaded file.
  3. You agree not to give the data to a third party.
  4. You agree not to commercialize the data in any way.
  5. You agree not to use the data in any other malicious manner.