Research with OEC

We support high-quality research

OEC is invested in research that advances knowledge about and understanding of childhood services and experiences. We have a process for sharing data that may support your research. Fill out our data request form.


Understand your responsibilities as a researcher
Explore the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 45 CFR Part 46) on the Office for Human Research and Protections webpage. These resources will also help:

If you have already obtained Institutional Review Board approval from your home institution IRB – Congratulations!

Minimizing risk to research participants is essential, as is securing their personal information. Note that IRB approval is not an endorsement, and does not obligate any program director, staff person, parent, or child to participate.

Want to share a research opportunity with an OEC program?

Use the list of providers for that program found elsewhere on this website. OEC does not distribute research solicitations.

Do you have questions about conducting research with OEC?

We’re happy to help. Please send your questions to:

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, Chief Research and Planning Officer
CT Office of Early Childhood
450 Columbus Blvd. Suite 301
Hartford, CT 06103

The OEC Institutional Review Board (IRB) — which we administered from 2015-2021 — is no longer operating. If you have specific questions about past IRB activities, please get in touch.

Last updated November 19, 2021