The Chicago Public Schools Data Liaison provides strategic administrative support to the CPS External Research Office and its key Collaborative Research Partners. The role serves two main functions: managing the provision of CPS data for external research and providing guidance and support to the Collaborative Research Partners in their use of CPS data across their research project portfolios. The Data Liaison is primarily embedded with CPS’ Central Office in a consultant capacity, but also works directly with research and administrative staff at the Education Lab, the Inclusive Economy Lab, Urban Labs, the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, NORC at the University of Chicago, American Institute for Research, The Learning Partnership and Northwestern University. In addition to providing guidance and support to these Research Partners during the development of new research projects with CPS, the Data Liaison maintains comprehensive documentation on CPS data used for research.