Research in Schools

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) welcomes applications for research that are consistent with the our Strategic Intent.

Research is important in providing evidence to inform education policy making and practice. CEDP is committed to continuous improvement and sees strategic partnerships with, and support for, researchers as an important way of achieving this.

It is important to note that applications should generally already have Ethics Clearance from their Human Research Ethics Committee of their own organisation prior to submission of the Application Form.




The Application Process

Approval to conduct research in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta requires applicants to complete the application process as follows.

1 If necessary, contact CEDP to clarify your application prior to submission of the form at

Complete the National Projects – Application to Conduct Research in Schools form

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3 Send the form with all:
4 Approvals are granted according to:
  • accuracy and completeness of the application form
  • appropriateness and relevance of the research to the CEDP System Direction
  • the impact on, and benefits to, students, staff, parents, schools and system
  • the number of applications already being implemented.
5 Approval time can be up to 6 weeks from receipt of the form
6 Approved researchers will receive a 'Letter of Approval'
  • Researchers will use this permission letter to approach individual school Principals for their approval.
  • The 'Letter' may contain conditions of approval to which researchers must adhere.