Conducting Research

As educators, we support high-quality research that would advance the field of education. At the same time, we must remain cognizant of our primary responsibility to the students, parents and staff whom we serve within Irvine Unified School District. The value of time and resources required by any proposal must be weighed against the value of the anticipated benefits of the research studies proposed.

The following criteria will be used when considering any requests to conduct research in IUSD:

  1. Significance to the field of education
  2. Clear and immediate benefit to district/school
  3. Alignment with district or school priorities: Strategic Initiatives and Continuous Improvement Efforts
  4. Time commitment for district or school personnel
  5. Minimal to no interruptions to instructional time
  6. Adherence to district policies and procedures regarding data privacy and security
  7. Sensitivity of information collected
  8. Adherence to district policies and procedures regarding consent

If a request will require extensive data compilation, extraction, or programming to produce the record, the requestor shall bear the cost. The estimated cost will be provided along with the notice of approval to conduct the research.

A request for approval to conduct a research study or survey, with the exception of those mandated by law, shall be submitted to the District Research Committee by the following due dates.  Please note that the Committee cannot accept late submissions.  The requestor will be notified of the Committee's decision via email on or before the notification dates listed below.

Complete this application in its entirety and mail or email all required documents to:

Attn: IUSD Research Committee
Data and Assessment Department
Irvine Unified School District

5050 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604

Chair of Research Committee:
Lindsay Weiss
Phone: (949) 936 - 5008
Fax: (949) 936 - 5259

Proposal Submission Deadlines:

*We are no longer accepting proposals for the 2018-19 school year.

Notification Dates:
  • September 6, 2019
  • November 26, 2019
  • January 31, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • September 27, 2019
  • December 20, 2019
  • February 21, 2020
  • April 24, 2020