As the oldest national organization fighting for the rights of persons affected by sexual offense laws, NARSOL receives frequent requests to promote and distribute surveys or polls that are part of research projects. Legitimate research is vital as we strive to focus on the facts of the sexual offense registry and its impact on individuals, families, and the community. Since 2008, NARSOL has built a network of individuals and organizations that support and share our mission. As an organization, we will do what we can to support new research. We have established criteria, policy, a review board, and a process for “vetting” these requests and supporting and recommending them. NARSOL can serve as point of contact for ALL of our state groups, not just those with contact info.
- If a NARSOL-connected group or individual is approached with a request, ask that the researcher(s) contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the appeal and include the IRB, statement of purpose, and summary of research aims.
- When the project is approved, we will post it on the website and on the affiliates’ listserv.
Brenda Jones, Executive Director