Research in Government Schools

The Research Application and Advisory Committee (RAAC) is recommencing meeting from the beginning of Term three.

To reduce the burden on schools the Department will be taking a phased approach in Term 3 and 4. Research with existing approvals can recommence but are encouraged to minimise their impact on schools and consider remote / virtual research where applicable. Any adjustments to methodology should be submitted to

Pending and new applications will be assessed at the monthly RAAC meetings, which occur on the first Wednesday of the month. Please note, there is currently a backlog of applications due to the impact of Covid-19 and this, along with a requirement to minimise impost on schools in the latter half of 2020, may result in applications taking longer to process through the committee.

The Department’s prime concern remains to keep schools safe, not only for our children and young people, but for all staff that support the delivery of education on our sites. It is a condition of any existing or future approval granted in 2020 that researchers comply with COVID-19 safety requirements.

Educational Performance and Review (EPR) coordinates all applications to conduct research in Government schools in Tasmania.

Applications to conduct research are considered by the Departmental Consultative Research Committee, which makes a recommendation to the Director, Educational Performance and Review for final approval.

Guidelines and Research Application Form may be downloaded from this site, completed, signed and emailed to