Research Application Process

Research Application Process

The Durham Children’s Data Center is in the process of creating an application for Duke faculty members and students to apply to conduct research using data housed at the DCDC.

Research Projects Involving Durham Public Schools (DPS) Data
• All projects that involve Durham Public Schools data will need to be approved by the DPS Research and Accountability. Please note that the review committee meets five times per year to review research proposals (see calendar listed on their webpage).
• Applications from Duke University faculty and students will be pre-screened by a review committee. There are two separate review committees depending on the type of project which you are proposing, these are described below:

  • School Liaisons at the Center for Child and Family Policy:
    Projects that involve primary data collection within the schools and that do not propose using data housed by the Durham Children’s Data Center, should use the school liaisons: Jenni Owen and Leslie Babinski. Undergraduate students have special requirements which the school liaisons can help ensure you follow.
  • The Durham Children’s Data Center:
    Projects that involve secondary data analysis of de-identified student-level and/or teacher-level data should apply through the DCDC. We are currently developing the application process. Listed below are the steps for the application process:
  1. Complete the DPS Application Form
  2. Complete DCDC Application Forms
    • DCDC Summary Application (forthcoming)
    • Signed data use and confidentiality agreements for each member of the research team (forthcoming)
    • Signed data disclosure and data destruction form (forthcoming)
  3. Submit the forms listed above to the DCDC for review by the DCDC Research Review Committee.
  4. Obtain approval by the DCDC Research Review Committee
  5. Following approval by the DCDC Research Review Committee, submit application to the DPS Research and Accountability Committee
  6. Obtain approval by the DPS Research and Accountability Committee
  7. Obtain approval by the Duke Institutional Review Board and Office of Information Technology

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