WRDSB Research Application Deadlines for the 2016-2017 School Year
Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) research proposal deadline dates for the 2016-2017 school year:
WLU Ethics Application Submission Deadlines
WRDSB Application Submission Deadlines
WRDSB Research Review Committee Meeting Dates
PLEASE NOTE: The WRDSB requires a copy of each researcher's vulnerable sector police check with new and extended/revised research applications. These checks are only valid for 6 months. Copies of police checks MUST be submitted to Doreen Weise by the application deadline listed above. To avoid delays, it is recommended that you apply for your police check when you first submit your ethics application to Doreen Weise (or the REB) for review. If you do not receive your completed police check by the research review deadline listed above, you may include a copy of your payment receipt; however, the committee will need to see a copy of the completed police check before you are given permission to contact schools.
Click here for WRDSB Research Application Guidelines
Do you think your consent form is too long? If so, shrink it! One way to accomplish this is to remove all redundancies from the form. For example, consider the following information regarding the storage and destruction of data:
The paper questionnaires will be stored in a locked cabinet in the researcher’s locked office at Wilfrid Laurier University. The questionnaires will be destroyed at the end of the study, which will be by April 30, 2015. The consent forms will also be stored in a locked cabinet in the researcher’s locked office at Wilfrid Laurier University. The consent forms will be kept for seven years past the study end date and will then be destroyed by April 30, 2022. The electronic data will be stored on a password-protected computer in the researcher’s locked office at Wilfrid Laurier University. The de-identified electronic data will not be destroyed and will be retained indefinitely.
That’s a lot of text! The same information could be communicated in two sentences as follows:
All data will be stored in the researcher’s locked office at Wilfrid Laurier University, with hardcopy data (and consent forms) stored in a locked cabinet and electronic data stored on a password-protected computer. Hardcopy data will be destroyed by April 30, 2015, consent forms will be destroyed by April 30, 2022, and the de-identified electronic data will be retained indefinitely.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like some help shrinking your consent form.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: ACTING NOW FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Are you conducting research on or spearheading an innovative arts-based initiative that addresses health, public safety, urban planning, entrepreneurship, democratic participation, or diversity? Do you have critical lessons to share with your peers from across Canada?
This year, the National Forum builds on the arts for social change action plandeveloped at the inaugural Forum by more than 300 researchers, business leaders, legal experts, policymakers, urban planners, youth, health practitioners, artists, and representatives of other sectors.
Submit Your Proposal
For the Forum’s workshops, we are soliciting presentations addressing the ways Canadians are implementing and/or researching arts for social change initiatives, which relate or correspond to action items in the national plan. We invite you to submit a 500-word summary of your proposed presentation to the Forum Steering Committee, which will select eight presentations that reflect the following themes:
• Community and Urban Renewal
• Diversity and Social Inclusion
• New Technologies and Social Change
• Mental and Physical Health
• Democratic Participation
• Economic Development, Enterprise and the Social Economy
• Cultural Institutions and Community Integration
• Public Safety and Access to Justice
Please note the following:
· Your proposal must be sent to email@example.com, no later than midnight EST, on June 10, 2014,
· It must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document attachment,
· Beneath the title of your presentation, you must indicate:
o The theme your presentation will address (e.g. democratic participation),
o Your name,
o Your title and the name of the organization or institution you represent, and
o Your city and province/territory.
· In your document, you must explain how your presentation relates to one of the eight forum themes and to at least one action item in the arts for social change action plan.
If you have any questions or require additional information, do not hesitate to contact Peter Flegel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at 613.562.5468.