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Research Guidelines/Applications
External Research
The Durham District School Board participates in both internally- and externally-sponsored research activities.  Research which is external to Board personnel or research which involves outside agencies must be approved through an External Research Committee.  The Committee is comprised of teacher, principal, education officer and superintendent representatives.  The education officer serves as chair of this Committee.  The Committee meets approximately eight times annually to formally review external research applications.
If you or your organization are​ interested in conducting research within the Durham District School Board, please review the important
background information document and download and complete
the External-Research-Application.pdf  
Once completed, please em​ail the application to Accountability and Assessment office of the DDSB and mail seven hard copies to:
    • Accountability & Assessment
      Durham District School Board
      3rd​ Floor
      400 Taunton Road East
      Whitby, Ontario  L1R 2K6


Internal Research
If you are a DDSB employee and wish to conduct research at the school or classroom level, please speak with your school principal for direction.

Following a recommended consult with the Accountability and Assessment Officer, research which is limited to the classroom or school may be deemed internal research.  Please refer to the
Internal Research Project form along with the important
backgrou​nd information document.


If you have any questions regarding internal or external research, please contact the Accountability & Assessment officer by phone at
905-666-6026 or by email at: alexa​



Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
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