Research Permit Application Process
Permit Application Process
Scientific Research and Collecting Permit Applications are submitted online through the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System at https://irma.nps.gov/rprs/Home.
Application Review Process
The review process is designed to ensure that park resources and values, as well as other park users, are not unduly affected by the proposed research. In addition, we strive for consistency, equity, and fairness in our evaluation. Proposals for "internal" research (conducted by NPS employees) undergo the same review process. An interdisciplinary team will evaluate applications to determine potential impacts in several areas, including:
The following criteria are among those used to evaluate scientific research proposals (all should be explicitly described in detail in the proposal/study plan or in response to the Wilderness Questionnaire)
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