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Student and Teacher Observation and Human Subject Research

The Department of Catholic Schools has established procedures for approving and conducting research programs by its own employees, outside agencies, graduate students, and universities.

The Department of Catholic Schools is responsible for reviewing all proposals for human subject research projects to be conducted in the elementary and high schools in the archdiocese. Approval of any such proposal shall be contingent upon protecting the rights of the students, parents/guardians, and other parties, as specified by this policy and the law. Prior to approving any proposals, the Department of Catholic Schools will submit them to the archdiocesan Office of the Legal Counsel for review.