Conducting Research

Research permits are required to conduct research in National Park Service areas. Submit your own research interests, discover what research questions parks have identified, learn the rules surrounding research, and explore research collections.
Nest with four Gunnison Sage Grouse eggs tucked under a sagebrush.

Research Policies and Guidance

Understand the policies and procedures for conducting research in National Park Service areas.

Grid of tape laid along rugged coastline to take scientific measurements and observations.

Research Permits

Start here to apply for a research permit, submit an annual investigator report, and find park-specific research needs.

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Cultural Science Research

Archeological and other cultural resource research is conducted under a research permit. Find out about our Archeological Centers, too.

Last updated: October 12, 2022


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