State Education Research Applications Process (SERAP)

Welcome to SERAP online, an application for researchers wishing to apply to conduct research in NSW government schools.

How do I start?


Download the SERAP Guidelines


Register as a researcher or login


New to SERAP

Your application will be completed and submitted online. Follow the steps below.

Returning researchers (pre-2015)

If your application was submitted prior to 2015, follow the steps below. See the returning researchers section of the User Guide or contact the research team with your specific needs.


Information about what to include in your application can be found in the SERAP Guidelines. Refer to the User Guide for assistance using the online system. Additional information to guide your application can be found on our Resources page.

Contact the research team for assistance

(02) 9244 5060

National Application Form

We accept the National Application Form for all research being conducted in more than one state or territory. Find out more at the Australian Association for Research in Education.