Conducting Research within IUSD


Process for Approval of Applications to Conduct Research in IUSD


District Philosophy Statement

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.

Considerations For Approval

The following elements will be used in the consideration of approval to conduct research in IUSD:

  1. Quality of design, well-formed proposal
  2. Significance to the field of education
  3. Clear and immediate benefit to district/school
  4. Relevancy/alignment with district or school priorities: Strategic Initiatives and Continuous Improvement Efforts
  5. Time commitment for District personnel
  6. Time commitment/low level burden on school personnel, weighing compensation/benefits
  7. Minimal to no interruptions to instructional time
  8. Adherence to district policies and procedures regarding data privacy and security

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 for the District Research Committee  by the following due dates.  Once the application is reviewed, the requestor will be notified of the decision via email on the notification date following the submission deadline.

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:

Alyssa McCanne

Phone: (949) 936 – 5263

Fax: (949) 936 – 5259


Proposal Submission Deadlines:

Notification Dates:

    • September 1, 2016  
    • December 1, 2016
    • February 6, 2017
    • May 15, 2017  
    • September 12, 2016  
    • December 12, 2016  
    • February 17, 2017
    • May 26, 2017


Download the Application to Conduct Research in Irvine Unified School District