Completion of this form and approval of your proposal are prerequisites to receiving data from CCL. If you have questions regarding any of the required information, please contact Client Services at +1 336 545 2810.

  • Primary Researcher Contact Information


  • Research Proposal

  • Please attach your 2-3 page proposal here. You may also send it to

    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt.
  • In the space below, provide a detailed description of the data extraction you are requesting. Include type of data (e.g., Benchmarks®), specifying relevant sections of each instrument for which data are requested (if applicable), and characteristics of the desired sample (e.g., year of the data, sample size, demographics):


  • Indicate your preference for the extracted data's final file format.

  • CCL Policy on Extracted Data

  • If your proposal is accepted, you must agree with the following statements.

  • I will acknowledge CCL as my data source in the text of all manuscripts resulting from research using CCL data; for example, "The author would like to thank the Center for Creative Leadership for providing the data used in this research."

    I will use appropriate trademarks, service marks and copyrights.

    I will ensure that only researchers with CCL approval have access to these data. Data should not be shared (in electronic or printed format) with researchers who do not have CCL's prior consent, nor stored anywhere (e.g., on a server) that allows others to access the data without permission.

    I will give CCL the opportunity to review any papers or presentations resulting from this research before they are submitted for publication.

    I will provide CCL with a copy of any papers resulting from the research upon completion of the project. This includes, but is not limited to, dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, and electronic publications. When a paper is submitted for publication, a copy should be provided to CCL. I will delete the raw data one year after the research is completed. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted.

    I understand the data are available to all researchers whose proposals have been approved.

    I understand that CCL retains ownership of the data and that I am only granted permission to use the data for my study as described in the research proposal that I submitted. If I decide to do an additional study with the same dataset, I will submit another proposal for approval.


  • CCL Privacy Commitment

  • At CCL, your privacy is protected. We secure all data and we never sell or rent any personal information to outside organizations. Review CCL's Privacy Policy.