Conducting Research in EPISD

  • The El Paso ISD Research Review Board (RRB) is committed to supporting quality research that addresses questions of educational importance and contributes to the improvement of the educational program in the District. The RRB will be very selective when considering and reviewing application submissions. If you have specific questions please contact Victoria J. Orozco at vjorozco@episd.org.

  • Research Application Update

    The RRB will continue to align itself with the district’s 2021-2022 Safe Return to School Plan (available on-line) and take appropriate steps to support the district’s efforts to prioritize the health and safety of not only our students and staff, but also the El Paso community. We encourage you to check back on our website for any updates, as the situation is continuously changing.

    Important Messages

    In order to address the issue of survey fatigue in EPISD, research proposals with surveys are not considered for review.

    Demands on staff resources of the district will be assessed; the additional work to retrieve and collect data for research studies may not always be feasible with the limited resources available to us.

    The responsibilities of the EPISD study sponsor have been updated, the district employee should carefully review the sponsor form and consider the expectations before agreeing to sponsorship.

    The EPISD RRB will request a modification to any application submitted without the required partnering materials, which may cause a delay in processing the application. The applicant must consult with their district sponsors in order to secure any required partnering materials (e.g., contracts, MOUs, data sharing agreements, etc.) to be vetted through the appropriate District offices for any data that is housed, collected, and maintained by the district. The district sponsor must facilitate the process and make efforts to contact the appropriate personnel in the Information Technology Department regarding data sharing agreements (DSAs) and/or the Office of Legal and Legislative Matters (MOUs, contracts, etc.). It may take months to be reviewed and approved by them, so please plan accordingly.

    Application Process

  • Step 1: Answer the Research Study Screening Questionnaire

  • Step 2: Secure an EPISD Study Sponsor (only complete this step if you pass the above screening questionnaire)

  • Step 3: Only complete this step if you pass the above screening questionnaire)