BCE is committed to fostering a research culture in line with the BCE vision, mission and values and supports research that:

  • benefits BCE, staff and students by addressing one or more of BCE’s research priorities:
    • Celebrating our Catholic culture: our faith makes a difference
    • Inspiring a love of learning: success in learning and life
    • Cultivating a connected community: partnerships enrich experiences
    • Nurturing a professional workforce: staff realise their potential
    • Embracing change and continuous improvement: creative and innovative solutions.
  • aligns with the Brisbane Catholic Education Strategic Plan
  • is of high quality and always protects the safety and wellbeing of staff and students involved
  • meets National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research requirements.


Researchers must apply for approval before seeking the participation of the BCE office or schools. In addition, a research application must be submitted for:

  • use of BCE data not already in the public domain
  • research with BCE to be disseminated outside of BCE e.g. academic publication, conference paper, webinars, online post, in a library or used in the media or advertising.


A request to conduct research in the Brisbane Catholic Education office or in schools must be made using the appropriate application form:

Applicants must read the Research Application guide, which describes BCE’s requirements.



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