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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
1/22/2022

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.

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