Individuals interested in conducting research in Riverside Unified School District must fill out an online application. Requests to Conduct Research will be reviewed by the RUSD Research Review Committee. In terms of student submissions, the committee will only accept applications from graduate level students. Please allow a minimum of 14 working days for the preliminary packet review for completeness and a minimum of 30 days for the committee decision status. Extended processing time may be necessary at the beginning of the school year and during the state testing window.
Applications will not be reviewed during the following time periods:
- First 30 days of school (last week of August / first 3 weeks in September)
- December 1st through December 31st
- Last 30 days of school (mid-May through last day of school)
The research guidelines utilized as part of this application are intended to protect the confidentiality and welfare of our students, parents/guardians, and staff members as well as to ensure the integrity and quality of any research being conducted in the district.
Please complete the following form and attach any supplemental documents. All documents should be clearly labeled (ex., Consent Form, Satisfaction Survey, Recruitment Letter, Interview Protocol, Data Requested, etc.). All research being carried out at school sites must be conducted under the direct supervision of a certificated administrator or staff member.