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As the primary advocate of education research in the nation’s capital, AERA monitors federal legislation, policy, and regulations affecting education research, and identifies opportunities to influence the development and protection of sound science policy. Read more

Latest AERA Policy & Advocacy Headlines

AERA, ICPSR, and COSSA Comment on Proposed Revisions to Common Rule

January 2016

On January 6, 2016, AERA, the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) provided comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on the proposed revisions to the Common Rule. Read more

AERA Submits Comments on Department of Education's Open Licensing Proposal

December 2015

On December 18, AERA provided comments to the U.S. Department of Education's proposal to require that all Department grantees awarded direct competitive grant funds openly license to the public all copyrightable intellectual property created with Department grant funds. Read more 

FY 2016 Omnibus Bill Boosts Funding for Education Research

December 2015

U.S. House of Representatives and Senate leaders have reached a deal on an omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the government through September 30, the end of the 2016 fiscal year. Read more

Senate Passes Strengthening Education Through Research Act


Before going on recess, the Senate passed S.227, the Strengthening Education Through Research Act (SETRA), by unanimous consent on December 17. The legislation would reauthorize the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Read more


Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act Crosses Finish Line

December 2015

After several months in a holding pattern, congressional authors announced in mid-November an agreement on a "framework to move forward" on the long-awaited reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Read more


Common Rule Comment Period Extended to January 6, 2016

November 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking comments for proposed changes to the Common Rule—the federal regulations for the protection of human subjects (45CFR46). The comment period was extended 30 days to January 6, 2016. Read more

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