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Request to Conduct Research

Procedure to Request to Conduct Research


Mt. Diablo Unified School District has an Internal Review Committee that looks at all proposals for research including data requests, interviews, surveys, etc.  To request permission to conduct research with the District, applicants must submit the following documentation to the Educational Services Department:

 *  MDUSD Request to Conduct Research Form

 * University-approved Internal Review Board (IRB)

 * Any proposed surveys or interview questions

 * Any additional required documents


Guidelines for research requests with the district are as follows:  Research projects will:

 * Not interfere with instructional time

 * Not require additional teacher or administrative duties

 * Provide benefit and insight to district practices and policy

 * Protect student and teacher rights

 * Not identify student or teacher information links to the data

 * Comply with survey/interview guidelines (copies of the finalized survey tool/interview questions must be included)

 * Have prior approval of the student's university IRB

 * Receive clearance for research participants who need access to school sites or students.


If a project is approved, MDUSD requires that a copy of the completed research be provided to the Educational Services Department for review prior to publication.


For further information or support, please complete this Online Form