Research at the CDL

Research Request

  • Specific procedures have been created to assist you in implementing any research at the CDL (i.e., scheduling, coordinating needed space and materials, etc.).  The CDL Director or CDL Assistant Research Professor will work with you on these procedures.
  • To apply to conduct research at the CDL, please submit the form below.

Research Proposal Form

  • Please Fill out and Submit theĀ Research Proposal Form
  • Please note that if needing to pull children away from the classrooms, all researchers and their team members visiting the CDL will need to have a background check clearance and immunization records submitted prior. Background checks are filled out and completed in house with collaboration of DCFS. Background checks may take several weeks, please keep this in mind for your project’s timeline.

Research Recruitment

Interested in recruiting children or families for a research project that occurs outside of the CDL program?

Throughout the year, we receive information regarding research opportunities that occur outside of CDL. For example, these projects might be conducted remotely via zoom or in-person at your own lab space. We send out research recruitment information to all enrolled CDL families a few times during the semester through our Academic Mission Connection communications. Please fill out the following form: CDL Research Recruitment (only) Request Form

For any projects that you are wanting to conduct AT the CDL program (the CDL and/or the ECDL building) please complete the Research Proposal Form form instead.