The National Park Service (NPS) sponsors social science surveys of the public to provide park managers with information needed for park planning and management. Various review processes and research permits apply to surveys conducted, funded, or sponsored by the NPS, and to independent research conducted in parks. There are four pathways for approval: Fast Track for Qualitative Feedback, Regular Clearance Process, DOI Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Surveys, and NPS Programmatic Clearance Process. To learn more about these pathways for approval visit the Information Collections' site.
Last updated: October 7, 2016