Conducting Research in SFPS

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Conducting Research in Santa Fe Public Schools

All external and internal research projects must be reviewed and approved by the department's Research Review Committee before Santa Fe Public Schools staff, teachers, administrators or students can be contacted. Requests are reviewed in the order they are received. In order to be reviewed, all requests must include:

  • A formal research proposal that includes a description of the study, timeline and any survey instruments and/or protocols;
  • An official Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval letter for the study;
  • Study participant assent and consent forms, if applicable.

If a study is approved by the Research Review Committee, it then must receive approval from the Superintendent of Schools before it can go forward. All studies are approved for one year from the time they are approved and must be re-evaluated each year if they span more than one year. To submit a proposal, or if you have questions, please contact Thomas Chris West - Director, Accountability & Strategy - via email twest@sfps.k12.nm.us or phone 505-467-2590.