Research Review Statistics

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RRC Applications and Approval Rates

During the 2019-20 fiscal year (July 2019 to June 2020), 171 submissions were received by the RRC, including 89 proposals and 82 amendments.

Proposals and Approvals

Between July 2019 and June 2020, the RRC received 89 proposals from 46 organizations or universities. Entities that submitted the most proposals during this time were Temple University (n=8), University of Pennsylvania (n=5), and Drexel University (n=5). Of the total 171 submissions, 154 (90%) were either fully, conditionally, or partially approved.

Proposal Topics

All proposals were “tagged” by subject areas to categorize the topic or content area(s) the study proposes to address. Proposals may have more than one tag. Among the 2019-20 proposal submissions, the most common topics were Anchor Goal 1 (n=45); Anchor Goal 3 (n=22); Anchor Goal 2 (n=13); and Health (n=14).

RRC Monthly Research Forum

In November 2016, ORE began offering a monthly Research Review Forum, open to all who are interested, and required for those submitting proposals to the RRC. The goal of this forum is to provide external researchers, as well as other stakeholders, with information about District standards and procedures for conducting research and applying for access to District data. In the 2019-20 fiscal year, 135 people attended the RRC Forum.