All external research requests must first be reviewed by the External Research Screening Committee. Research conducted by a Peel staff member in his/her own school only requires the approval of the school principal.
The research request process is as follows:
Application is submitted to the Research & Accountability department one week prior to the meeting (see attached schedule). Please ensure to attach the additional material requested in the application form.
- External Research Screening Committee members review the application, considering factors such as:
Applicants are notified of the committee's decision. The Research and Accountability department will notify principals that their school has been selected for an approved study. Principals who decide to participate in the study do so entirely on a voluntary basis - any principal who feels that the project is not suitable for their staff, students and/or parents are under no obligation to participate.Please note that the Board does not assist with the recruitment of participants for any External Research project. We cannot provide email addresses of Board staff or post information regarding External Research studies on any Board website.The applicant will forward to the Research & Accountability department copies of all interim and final reports of data gathered in the study.All approved applicants/researchers are required to provide an original Criminal Check Record that is satisfactory to the Board prior to the commencement of any research in Peel. The Criminal Record Check must have been executed within the preceding six months of the start of the research project and meet all of the requirements outlined on attached Information Sheet. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is the sole responsibility of the applicant.
- cost/benefits for students, teachers and/or school;
- overall educational relevance;
- amount of staff/student time involved;
- appropriateness to the time of year;
- presence of any ongoing Board study program;
- presence of any school's extra activity of exam period;
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External Research Information Sheet 2016/2017.
Criminal Record Check
Information for the 2016/2017 School Year
All new employees, volunteers, service providers, individuals requiring a placement for professional certification and others (the “applicant”) are required to provide a Criminal Record Check that is satisfactory to the board prior to the commencement of any duties. The Criminal Record Check must meet all of the conditions outlined below:
Must have been completed by a police service within the preceding 6 months
Must include a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) including record suspensions (formerly pardons) for sexual offences
Must be an original
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For further information, please contact Pat Hare, Research & Accountability, at 905-890-1010 ext. 2610, or by e-mail.