Research and approval procedure
Scope is committed to research that leads to practical benefits for the people we support, their carers, volunteers and the community.
Scope will support some external research by assisting with recruitment. An application should be made using the Application to Conduct Research at Scope form. You must speak with Dr Stella Koritsas (Head of Research; 0488 541 443) to discuss your research before submitting an application. Scope will not distribute invitations to participate in research if the application form has not been submitted.
Review of Applications
All applications will be reviewed by an internal Committee. Due to the volume of research applications received, Scope is unable to support all research requests.
Applications will be prioritised and assessed against a number of criteria including alignment with the Strategic Plan and the Research Plan, benefit and relevance of the research to Scope (customers, staff, volunteers etc.), impact, risk, feasibility, and the resourcing required to support the research.
In addition to the criteria outlined above, attention will be given to the following elements of an application: