As one of its primary goals, the Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Center (LBECEC) supports research conducted by UNLV faculty and their students. The LBECEC Research Advisory Council was established with the specific purpose to facilitate the achievement of that goal. It meets regularly to identify obstacles to faculty research use of the facility and to develop strategies to eliminate those obstacles. To that end, it has established a procedure for the submission of requests for access to children and/or their parents to serve as participants in university-approved research, which may include the use of equipment and space in the facility.
Proposals will be reviewed by the council to ensure that the procedures described therein have been reviewed and fully approved by the UNLV Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects. Additionally, the council will determine if the procedures are reasonable in terms of the time required of children, their parents, and the staff. Finally, attention will be given to the number of research projects underway at any given time to ensure that the total research effort does not exceed the capacities of the Center or its staff.