These guidelines provide an overview of your responsibilities in requesting permission to conduct research in the LRCCD or one of its colleges. The first guide, External Guidelines, is for university students and/or their faculty as well as external agency researchers wishing to conduct research about a Los Rios college or its students. Employees of LRCCD working on research or a doctoral dissertation that is not sponsored by the Los Rios District or College are included under these external guidelines.
The second guide, Internal Guidelines, is for current employees of LRCCD. If an SCC faculty member is conducting research that is not classroom-based (e.g., as part of a sabbatical, for professional interest or for a graduate thesis or dissertation) and plans to use data either from college students or the community, he or she should contact the college Faculty Researcher Coordinator and/or the college Research Office.
Use the links to the left for additional information on conducting research about our students or college. The application for permission to conduct research is provided in the left menu bar, (3rd link). Also in the left menu bar you will find a Sample Consent Form. Use this sample form for participants in research studies. For additional information on conducting your research, you may send an e-mail to Dr. Marybeth Buechner or call (916) 558-2512