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Research Services - External Research
Research Services - External Research

​Interested in Conducting Research in the YRDSB?

York Region Districts School Board (YRDSB) supports research activities in in its schools and departments that align with system priorities as outlined in Board Plans, including the Trustee's Multi-Year Strategic Plan and Director’s Action Plan​. ​

The YRDSB External Research Review Committee (ERRC) is responsible for reviewing research requests by institutions, agencies, staff members, or other individuals who wish to​ conduct research within the Board.

All research that is not initiated by the Board must be approved by the ERRC. The committee meets four times annually to review applications. The applications are reviewed ​to ensure they comply with the ERRC Review Criteria​ and the Guidelines for Conducting External Research in the York Region District School Board and do not have an adverse effect on students, staff or Board resources.

If you are interested in conducting research within YRDSB please read our Guidelines for Conducting External Research in the York Region District School Board, which explain the review and application process and provides access to the online application form.

Important Dates

Application Deadlines ​for 2019-2020 ERRC Meeting Dates for 2019-2020
Tuesday, September 10, 2019    Friday, October 4, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019    Friday, November 29, 2019
Tuesday, January 7, 2020    Friday, February 7, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020    Friday, April 1, 2020 
      

Note: Approval of external research applications is not guaranteed. Researchers are advised to apply to other school boards as well. Due to the high volume of applications received, only a select few will be accepted.

How to Apply

  1. Review the Guidelines for Conducting External Research in the York Region District School Board and the ERRC Review Criteria​
  2. Complete the Application to Conduct External Research in the York Region District School Board.
  3. Submit one electronic copy of the application package and all supporting documents to External.Research@yrdsb.ca​ prior to deadline. 
  4. Send 10 paper copies of the application package and all supporting documents are submitted by the application deadline to:
Attention: External Research
Research Services
Centre for Leadership and Learning
300 Harry Walker Parkway South
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 8E2​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​      5. Direct questions to: External.Research@yrdsb.ca​.

The York Region District School Board complies with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation​​ (CASL). External researchers must ensure that their requests to conduct external research comply with CASL. ​​​​​​​​​​​​

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