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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 4, 2018  December 21, 2017
February 1, 2018   January 18, 2018
 March 1, 2018  February 15, 2018
 April 5, 2018  March 22, 2018
May 3, 2018 April 19, 2018
June 7, 2018 May 24, 2018
July 5, 2018 June 21, 2018
August 2, 2018 July 19, 2018
September 6, 2018 August 23, 2018
October 4, 2018 September 20, 2018
November 1, 2018 October 18, 2018
December 6, 2018 November 21, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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