Required, all projects:
- Coversheet / Executive Summary (Form A)
- Research Proposal (Form B)
- Access to Confidential Data and Assurances to Dallas ISD (Forms C)
- Researcher's Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- Protecting Human Research Participants training certificate (Free NIH training available here)
- Institutional IRB approval letter
Required, depending on research population:
- Principal's Intent/Permission and Time Requirement (Form F)
- Dallas ISD Sponsor/Partner Form (Form H)
- Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form Template - English
- Staff Consent Form Template
Materials for Approved Projects
Which Forms Do I Need?
Any researcher submitting a proposal to Dallas ISD's RRB will need forms A, B, and C, but you may need additional forms depending on your research design. Please read below to see which additional forms you may need to submit. Visit our application instructions page for more detail on preparing your proposal.
Does My Project Require Principal Permission (Form F)?
Your project will require principal permission if your research involves direct participation by students or staff on district campuses. Form F also solicits information about how many participants will be involved, what activity they will be involved in, how much time the activity will take, and which category participants belong to (e.g. students, teachers, etc.). Examples of activities that require staff or classroom time include filling out surveys, implementing a program, or utilizing new technology.
Do I Need a District Sponsor (Form H)?
If your research study proposes to implement something in the district, such as a new curriculum, program, training, or technology, you will need a district sponsor (Form H). The district sponsor must be appropriate for the given research study. The district sponsor is responsible for reviewing and approving the use of all materials before application submittal (e.g., Special Education, Early Childhood, or Teaching and Learning departments).
Please note that having a Dallas ISD sponsor does not guarantee the research application will be approved. Your research application will not be considered by the RRB without a district sponsor. In addition, finding a district sponsor is the responsibility of the researcher, and the Dallas ISD RRB cannot help you obtain a district sponsor. We recommending checking out the Dallas ISD department page to identify a sponsor that corresponds to your study.
Who Needs to Submit Form I?
Form I is a proposal extension and modification coversheet. Requests for a timeline extension or modification of a previously approved proposal does not require resubmitting a full application. Please complete the Research Modification Coversheet and attach documentation of any proposed modifications.