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.
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Research Policies and Guidance

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

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Research Permits

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

Last updated: December 4, 2023


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