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Office of Children and Families resources for researchers

If you’re interested in doing research related to the Office of Children and Families, you’ll need to work with the External Research Committee (ERC).

Name Description Released Format
External Research Committee (ERC): Frequently Asked Questions PDF This document contains frequently asked questions (FAQs) and responses to help guide external researchers through the process of obtaining all necessary approvals needed to conduct studies using OCF data. May 9, 2024
External Research Committee (ERC) Guide for Study Submission PDF This document provides guidance for external researchers on the process for submitting a study proposal to conduct research with OCF. Successful applicants should justify how they plan to partner with OCF to produce concrete deliverables that support the following priorities: safe children, strong families, and supported schools and communities. February 28, 2022
ERC Study Application PDF This document outlines the materials that must be submitted by external researchers seeking to conduct studies using OCF data. The applicant must provide their contact information, required components for the study proposal, and appendices as relevant. May 9, 2024