Research & Projects

Research at ECS focuses on the development and implementation of practices that result in positive, durable and scientifically substantiated change in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.  Federal and state funded projects support research, teaching, dissemination and technical assistance activities.  Research groups affiliated with ECS currently focus on positive behavior support, inclusive schools, educational equity, transition, and early intervention.



As a research unit housing the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, Educational and Community Supports maintains datasets that can be made available for limited use by external users under specific purposes.  Such use requires approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the researcher’s institution and agreement to follow conditions of the IRB protocols maintained by ECS.  ECS developed and currently maintains data from the following PBISApps applications:  School-wide Information Systems (SWIS), Check-In/Check-Out (CICO-SWIS), Individual Student Information System (ISIS-SWIS), PBIS Assessment, and PBIS Evaluation.  The following documents describe the process for requesting collaboration in the use of datasets:

Data Request Policy Statement

Data User Registration Form

Data User Request Form

Data Dictionary