Research Resources

The Child and Family Center's grant-funded research generates considerable data that it makes available for use by other researchers, including graduate students at the University of Oregon and researchers across the country and around the world. The data are stored on a secure network at the Child and Family Center (CFC).

Procedures for accessing and using CFC data as part of an independent research project are as follows:

  1. Identify an idea you would like to explore using CFC data. Be sure the idea is suitable to our data.
  2. On the CFC website, read about our grant-funded research and the data we have collected, and read published articles about research that has used these datasets. If you live in the Eugene area, visit CFC and review information about each project. Copies of all the measures we have used are available at CFC.
  3. Contact the principal investigator (PI) of the project to obtain permission to use the data and to ensure that others have not already used these data to examine your research question.
  4. Develop a one-page research proposal that outlines your idea, the data you want to use, and the research questions. This proposal must be approved by the PI.
  5. Obtain approval by your department, dissertation committee, or advisor, if relevant.
  6. Write a human subjects proposal to use the data, if relevant.
  7. Our data management team, led by Charlotte Winter, manages the data at the CFC and can create a file for you.
  8. At least once during your analyses of the data, present the results to the CFC research team during one of our scheduled research team meetings (e.g., DEEP meetings, CFC research meetings). You will receive feedback about your analyses at this stage. Videoconference presentations are acceptable for long-distance researchers.
  9. Prepare your paper for publication. Ask the PI for feedback on several versions. The PI and Co-PI should be included as an author on all publications, and the grant source and funding agency must be clearly acknowledged.
  10. Provide your "final" version in APA format to the CFC science editor.
  11. Submit your research proposal online with the CFC Data Analysis Tracking Form for processing. This is how we keep track of internal projects and prevent overlap of content. Contact the PI for the user name and password.
  12. Submit your article.
  13. It is expected that your article will be submitted within one year of using the data. If it is not under review within a reasonable time frame, another author may take over the project and submit it for publication. This includes student papers and projects. You may still be an author on the paper, depending on the nature of the revisions and your contribution at this point in the process.