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New Jersey law permits DCF to release records and reports to any person engaged in bona fide research provided that no names or identifying information are made available.

DCF evaluates records and reports requests for research projects that involve primary data collection and secondary data analyses.  Requests are evaluated in the context of DCF's mission to serve New Jersey's vulnerable children and families.

The Research Review Committee is currently accepting new proposals.  The Committee's 2017 meeting schedule as well as corresponding submission due dates for each meeting are as follows:

 

 MEETING DATES  SUBMISSION DATES
 January 12, 2017  December 29, 2016
February 2, 2017   January 19, 2017
 March 2, 2017  February 16, 2017
 April 6, 2017  March 23, 2017
May 4, 2017 April 20, 2017
June 1, 2017 May 18, 2017
July 6, 2017 June 22, 2017
August 3, 2017 July 20, 2017
September 7, 2017 August 24, 2017
October 5, 2017 September 21, 2017
November 2, 2017 October 19, 2017
December 7, 2017 November 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on research protocol and procedures:

Research Review Committee Protocol - Overview of Procedures

Application for Proposed Research Projects Involving Access to DCF-affiliated Staff, Programs, Families, Children and Youth 

Application for Proposed Research Projects Involving Existing Client Records or Data