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Research Opportunity Development and Advancement, the Office of Scholarship & Innovation, and the Office of Data Strategy assist with and support a wide range of scholarship and research conducted by faculty members, staff and students.

Research resources

To stay up-to-date on the latest research and IRB implications as a result of COVID, please visit this site: Research Intensification Plan

Before beginning any type of research with human subjects, it is necessary to have your study reviewed by the ASU institutional review board (IRB). IRB is essential to protect the rights of research subjects, the researcher and institution. The recording below features Debra Murphy from ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise Development discussing the IRB process with specific scenarios and recommendations for conducting education specific research. Following her presentation, two MLFTC faculty members, along with Sarah Polasky from Research Opportunity Development and Advancement, speak about their experiences working with and building relationships with school partners. Their recommendations include:

  • Connect with someone in MLFTC first to learn about existing school partnerships, as they may know of specific schools or districts in need of your research expertise.
  • Take time to build the relationship before addressing your research interests.
  • Cocreate research plans with the district to understand their needs and work to blend in your research interests.
  • Don't overpromise what you will be able to provide; it is better to under-promise and deliver more benefit to the schools than to not be able to fulfill their expectations.
  • Be open to traveling across the Valley and state. There are many wonderful schools interested and deserving of academic resources that may be provided via your research.

School-based research

Support for school-based research through our partner schools is coordinated through the Division Director of Teacher Preparation and the Office of Professional Experiences. Consultation regarding data collection and compliance is available from the Office of Data Strategy. Please contact Sarah.Polasky@asu.edu for assistance.