Programs seeking accreditation provide NASPAA and COPRA with a plethora of data, describing students, faculty, competencies, and program evaluation. COPRA encourages researchers to explore these data and study the field at-large, emerging trends, and best practices. As such, it has approved new research guidelines to provide advice and transparency to those researchers seeking to explore data collected on behalf of the accreditation process. Note, much of the data provided by programs seeking (re)accreditation are available here. Programs also provide data through the annual data report and alumni survey, which are aggregated, here.