Administrative Code

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 170. Regulation Governing Juvenile Data Requests and Research Involving Human Subjects

6VAC35-170-100. Proposal for external research.

A. If the external research is proposed to take place in a particular organizational unit, the principal researcher shall present a preliminary research proposal to the organizational unit head and get the organizational unit head's endorsement .

B. The principal researcher shall submit to the coordinator of external research a complete research proposal describing the research project and containing:

1. Name, address, telephone number, email address, title, and affiliation of the principal researcher;

2. Name, telephone number, and email address of the person who will coordinate the project, if different from the principal researcher;

3. Funding source, if any;

4. Date of the proposal's submission to the department;

5. Title or descriptive name of the proposed research project;

6. Statement of the specific purpose of the proposed research project with anticipated results, including benefit to the department;

7. A concise description of the research design and techniques for data collection and analysis and of the likely effects of the research methodology on existing programs and institutional operations;

8. Timeframes indicating proposed beginning and ending dates for (i) data collection, (ii) analysis, (iii) preliminary report, and (iv) final report;

9. A list of resources the researcher will require from the department or its units, such as staff, supplies, materials, equipment, work spaces, or access to clients and files;

10. The written endorsement from the organizational unit head in accordance with subsection A of this section;

11. A written endorsement from the institutional review board of the institution or organization with which the researcher is affiliated; and

12. A signed and dated statement that the principal researcher and research staff have read, understand, and agree to abide by these regulations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 66-10 and 66-10.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 9, eff. February 9, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 5, eff. December 1, 2016; Volume 37, Issue 14, eff. April 15, 2021.

Website addresses provided in the Virginia Administrative Code to documents incorporated by reference are for the reader's convenience only, may not necessarily be active or current, and should not be relied upon. To ensure the information incorporated by reference is accurate, the reader is encouraged to use the source document described in the regulation.

As a service to the public, the Virginia Administrative Code is provided online by the Virginia General Assembly. We are unable to answer legal questions or respond to requests for legal advice, including application of law to specific fact. To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult an attorney.