Research Requests

  • To apply to do research in our school district:

    1. Familiarize yourself with the SDPBC Research Policy
    2. Download the PDF of the application for offline drafting.
    3. Then click here: Research Request Form

    NOTE: The timeline for  review and determination is approximately six weeks. Only completed applications will be reviewed.

    We do not provide conditional approval prior to IRB approval. You MUST include your IRB approval letter in your application.
    We are unable to coach you through your application and/or your research. The documentation we require is outlined in the application. Please refer to your IRB or faculty advisor for additional support if needed. Your request will be denied if any required items are missing. 

    In addition, we do not provide analyses nor aggregations for researchers.

    We do our best to respond within six weeks. These are estimates and researchers should plan accordingly. 

    Your application submission is considered received on the date that ALL MATERIALS have been received (including payment). 

    Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and we try to respond (with an approval or denial) to every applicant within six weeks (excluding District-staff holidays). Please consider this six-week window for your planning purposes.

    *Notice to Employees
    School District of Palm Beach County employees, who wish to conduct research in the District, may NOT use the Educational Data Warehouse (EDW) for research purposes as there is NO RIGHT TO ACCESS (see Board Policy 2.142, section 4.c. - d.)

  • Research priorities for the School District of Palm Beach County

  • Research-Prohibited Schools

  • Background Screening & Fingerprinting