Researchers interested in using the data from the Fragile Families Challenge can now apply for access through the Office of Population Research data archive. We hope that this data will be used to replicate and extend research conducted during the Challenge. We also hope that this data will be used in teaching. Many participants in the Challenge began working on it in a class, and we’ve heard from professors that the Challenge provides a great learning opportunity.
- How long does the application process take?
- Do you have any resources that can help me use this in my class?
- Are you going to allow new submissions on your CodaLab platform?
The application is relatively short, and we expect that most applicants will have a response in 2 business days or less.
Students can watch the talks from the Fragile Families Challenge Scientific Workshop, and they can also watch a video of one of our getting started workshops, which motivates the Challenge and explains the data. Further, we think that many of the resources listed here may be helpful. Finally, once it is published, we think that the special issue of Socius about the Challenge will be especially helpful for students.
We used the open source CodaLab to manage the process of processing submissions. Unfortunately, the instance of CodaLab that we used during the Challenge will no long accept submissions. However, you can set up your own version of the modified form of CodaLab that we used; all our code is on github. If you don’t want to manage CodaLab yourself and you don’t have access to a developer, we can put you in touch with the developer that did this work for us.