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

In 2023, due to an increased volume of research applications, BCE is prioritising research projects that: 

  • benefits BCE, staff and students by addressing one or more of BCE’s four priority areas:
    • Improving learning outcomes for our students
    • Innovating for future Catholic schooling
    • Strengthening our workforce to support our students
    • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all
  • 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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