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The Center for Child and Family Studies

Policy for Conducting Research at the Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS)

This policy statement is intended to guide and facilitate research activities at the Center, and to ensure protection of the children and families participating in the Early Childhood Laboratory. (Those wishing only to recruit participants from the CCFS should refer to the Policy for Recruiting Research Participants at the Center for Child and Family Studies) The CCFS staff and Advisory Committee highly encourage the conduct of research by members of the university community at the CCFS, and to that aim, the CCFS Advisory Committee is available to answer questions and help expedite the research application process. Once IRB approval has been granted, the process of obtaining permission to conduct research at the CCFS is typically quick and easy.

Prior to submitting an Application to Conduct Research, please read this document and sign the Researcher Agreement. The agreement form will be submitted with your application.

Policy for Recruiting Research Participants at the Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS)

All on-site recruitment of CCFS children for research studies on and off-site must be approved by CCFS Faculty Advisory Committee prior to recruitment. The policy contained in this document pertains to those wishing only to recruit participants from the CCFS. Those wishing to conduct a research project at the CCFS should refer to the Policy for Conducting Research at the Center for Child and Family Studies.