NCRE Approved Research

Please be sure to read these guidelines before submitting proposal to the Chair of the NCRE Research Committee. Contact information located on right side of this page under Committee Chair.

Guidelines for Obtaining Approval for Research

The 2001 NCRE Board approved the following guidelines. The purpose of the guidelines is to organize the process of applying for approval of research activities that will involve the membership of NCRE. These are established for the protection of the researcher and our members, as well as the association.

Step 1

Develop research project proposal and forward an initial copy to the Research Committee for review. The proposal should reflect a brief literature review, research questions, data collection and analysis sections.

Step 2

Forward the approval of the Internal Review Board for research from the affiliated institution of higher learning. If the university does not require this process, the reasoning should be submitted in writing with documentation from the institution.

Step 3

The Research Committee will review the proposal for content and correspondence with the mission and goals of NCRE. The committee members will forward their recommendations to the committee chairperson.

Step 4

The committee will review all recommendations and determine that either: (1) approval will be granted to the research to go forward with contacting NCRE membership; (2) provisional approval will be granted pending receipt of a proposal that has addressed concerns or recommendations for changes; or (3) the request is denied.

Step 5

The committee chair will contact the relevant NCRE officials as to the outcome of the decision.

Step 6

The researcher will forward a report of the outcome of the project to the committee upon completion. Appropriate citation of NCRE support is appreciated.

All approved research requests are sent through the NCRE Administrative Office. Therefore, should you receive a request not directly sent from NCRE please know it is not approved by NCRE.  Please email the administrative office at

So, the next time you open a survey or respond to a request for an interview or information, look for these two things:

NCRE Administrative Office email address and “This research project has obtained permission to gain access to the NCRE membership for purposes of furthering the mission of the association.”


Committee Chair


Photo of Edward Manyibe, Research Committee Chair
Research Committee Chair
Edward Manyibe, Ph.D., CRC
Langston University


Research Guidelines