SED data collection runs on an annual cycle from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Within this time frame, institutions provide rosters of graduating students to NORC and RTI based on their own graduation timetables.
The critical data collection dates for the 2016 and 2017 Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) cycles are listed below.
|Contractor: RTI International|
|May 2016||Web instrument available to eligible graduates|
|June 2016 (and ongoing, by request)||Institution Contact materials mailed (including hard copy questionnaires)|
|October 2016 (and ongoing)||Missing Information Rosters (MIRs) sent to Institution Contacts|
|October 31, 2017||Final date to submit rosters, questionnaires, and completed MIRs to RTI International|
|December 15, 2017||Data Collection Closes|
|May 1, 2015||Data collection begins (web instrument available)|
|May 1, 2015||Institution Contact materials mailed (including hard copy questionnaires)|
|July 2016 - November 2016||Missing Information Rosters (MIRs) sent to Institution Contacts|
|October 1, 2016||Institution Contact returns all graduation lists and completed questionnaires|
|December 15, 2016||Data Collection Closes|