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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 2018 meeting schedule as well as corresponding submission due dates for each meeting are as follows:

 

 MEETING DATES  SUBMISSION DATES
 January 3, 2019  December 20, 2018
February 7, 2019   January 24, 2019
 March 7, 2019  February 21, 2019
 April 4, 2019  March 21, 2019
May 2, 2019 April 18, 2019
June 6, 2019 May 23, 2019
July 11, 2019 June 27, 2019
August 1, 2019 July 18, 2019
September 5, 2019 August 22, 2019
October 3, 2019 September 19, 2019
November 7, 2018 October 24, 2019
December 5, 2018 November 21, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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