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It is recommended that researchers read the conducting research with department staff, students and data procedure (PDF 361KB) before completing the online research application form.
When completing the research application form, you may be required to upload some or all of the following documentation:
- Working with Children clearance OR Teachers Registrations Board registration
- HREC application/ amendments/ letter of approval
- Letter of Introduction to Principal/ Site leader
- Information sheets for participants
- Instruments/ assessments/ questionnaires
- Consent forms
- Proof of Public Liability Insurance (see table below).
See the department's research policy (PDF 546KB) for more information.
University contacts for Public Liability Insurance
The University of Adelaide
The University of South Australia
Level 2, 101 Currie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Internal Post Code - 101-06
Phone 08 830 21678
Fax: 08 830 21699
Email: insurance [at] unisa.edu.au
CRICOS provider no. 00121B
Risk and assurance services
Phone: 8201 3793
Email: riskandinsurance [at] flinders.edu.au
CRICOS prodiver no. 00114A
Undertaking school-based research in more than one Australian state or territory
Different forms and guidelines may apply to researchers undertaking projects across other states and territories.
Researchers should consult guidelines specific to the state research is to be conducted in.
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
Data that is already held by the department but not typically collected for the purposes of research includes:
See requesting data on government schools for more information.
Both South Australian and national applications for research and evaluation must be submitted to education.ResearchUnit [at] sa.gov.au
It is recommended that Department for Education staff read the reporting on research and evaluation fact sheet for general guidance on reviewing or summarising research or evaluation findings.
It is recommended that staff read the initiating and sponsoring research and evaluation fact sheet for general guidance about initiating, sponsoring or commissioning research and evaluation studies or work.
Research and Evaluation
Phone: 8226 1609
Email: education.researchunit [at] sa.gov.au