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Research in the CBE

Conducting Researc​h in CBE Schools in 2021-22

As of August 18, we are excited to welcome researchers back into our schools, once they have approval to conduct their research in CBE from CBE’s Research & Strategy Department and under the following conditions:

  • arrange, in advance with the school, each date they would like to be in-person as well as their arrival and departure times;
  • sign in at the school’s Main Office upon arrival and when ready to leave for the day.  They may wish to confirm with the staff the day before that the scheduled day still works;
  • ​confirm in advance with the principal any additional school specific protocols (e.g., entry and exit protocols) and follow them while conducting research with staff and/or students.

Given the current public health situation, there may be a need at times during the year to limit or temporarily stop in-person research.   Should this happen, researchers who have applied for or been granted permission to conduct research in CBE will be informed via email.​

All research conducted in the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) requires approval from the CBE Research & Strategy department. If the application is approved the researcher will receive a letter that will allow them to approach CBE principals for permission to conduct research in the school. Approval to conduct research from the CBE does not obligate any school or individual to participate in the proposed research. The school based principal must be the first point of contact for any school based research.

The CBE values educational research, however we are also mindful that students have been entrusted to our schools for their education, and thus external research will not be done at the expense of students’ academic programs or well-being.

Who can​ apply?

Applications are accepted from:

  • CBE employees conducting research as part of course work or graduate degrees, or conducting research in CBE schools for other professional reasons
  • Post-secondary faculty or students who are not CBE employees
  • Institutionally funded projects or non-profit external organizations (e.g., universities, colleges, agencies, hospitals)

How to App​ly

Please email with any questions.​


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