Data Standards Template

The Question

Full text of the question prompt

Full list of responses

Questions this can help you answer

This section includes example questions that this data point can help you to answer about your respondents.

The Rationale

Further reading

If you want to provide respondents with more information about why this question reads the way that it does.

Thoughts for including

Things to think about before you include this data point.

Thoughts for excluding

Things to think about before you _exclude_ your data points.

Technical Notes

Ethical concerns


Notes on whether or not this data point, alone, could be used to identify someone. For example, in most communities, an age range doesn’t provide enough detail to be identifiable.

Ethical Considerations


  • Put minimum criteria here
  • Include references for including