New Haven People and the Environment Research Library

Submit your Work to NH PERL!


General Guidelines:

Work submitted to PERL must:

  • Focus on people and/or the environment in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Accurately represent the New Haven community to the best of the author's ability
  • Be produced within the last ten years
  • Demonstrate that the author(s) have conducted this research with care, integrity, and consideration for how the results may impact the New Haven community
  • Protect the privacy of any study participants by omitting identifying information such as name, address, etc.

The PERL team will review all submissions to ensure they meet these requirements before posting the work on PERL.

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Who can submit work?

Community organizations
University organizations
Government departments, employees, and officials
Citizen scientists
High school, undergraduate, or graduate students (see below for specific instructions for students)

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Preparing to Submit your Work

Before you make a submission, please ensure you have the following prepared:

  • Your original work about New Haven’s people and environment, created in the last ten years.
  • Any deidentified data that supports your work and that you would like to share.
  • Select up to five PERL category tags (listed at the bottom of the page) that describe your project.
  • Contact information from any co-authors or project advisors and permission to share their contact information.
  • A clear, concise description of your work that is 250 words or less. The language should be understandable to an individual in the tenth grade, for reference.
  • A one-page summary outlining your work. We encourage you to use graphs, images, and other visualizations in your one-pager. The language should be understandable to an individual in the tenth grade, for reference.
  • If your work is published or in the process of publication, please fully inform yourself on your publisher's restrictions and guidelines regarding sharing your work.
  • For Students:
    • Ensure you have a faculty member or teacher supporting you in the submission of your work. If you are submitting a thesis or dissertation, this should be your advisor.
    • Include a signed letter of support from the teacher/faculty member supporting the submission. This should include a brief statement of support on the quality and credibility of the work as well as the student’s efforts. This statement should also include the student's name, the submission title, the date, and the teacher/faculty member’s signature and email address or other relevant contact information.
    • If the student is submitting a thesis or dissertation, they must have fulfilled all final submission requirements, as specified by their school and department.

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Click on the following link that best represents your submission type:

Articles, which could include peer-reviewed academic literature (which may also be pre-prints orpost-prints, given publisher permission), theses or dissertations, conference papers, working papers, etc.
Reports, which could include presentations, policy briefs, white papers, departmental annual reports, working group reports, etc.
Datasets, which could include data collected from citizen science initiatives, local organizations, student projects, etc.
Posters, which you may have made to describe a research project you conducted, findings from project implementation and evaluation, for educational purposes, etc.
Maps, which, for example, may describe the geography of New Haven, the environment, locations of pollution burdens, or something similar.
Videos, which may be a webinar recording, presentation, documentary, interview, or something similar.
Audio Files, which may be a podcast, interview, oral history, or something similar.
Curricular Materials, which could be a lesson plan, classroom experiment, activity, documentation, or something else.
Other: if your submission does not fall under one of the previous categories but you would like to share it, please click the link below. Our "other" category may include blog posts, book chapters, StoryMaps, webpages, and more!

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NH PERL Category Tags

When submitting materials to the NH PERL, you may be asked to select up to five (5) category tags from the list below.

  • Built Environment and Infrastructure
    • City Planning, Development, and Gentrification
    • Energy
    • Housing
    • Transportation
  • Community and Governance
    • Activism and Advocacy
    • Economy, Labor, and Income
    • Education
    • Immigration
    • Law, Policy, and Decision-Making
    • Public Safety and Crime
    • Racial Justice and Racism
    • Social Services
  • Environmental Health
    • Air
    • Climate Change Impacts and Action
    • Conservation, Greenspaces, and Urban Ecology
    • Disproportionate Environmental Impacts
    • Pollution
    • Sustainability
    • Water
  • Human Health and Wellbeing
    • Disability and Accessibility
    • Disease
    • Family, Pregnancy, and Childhood
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Gender, Sexuality, and Sexual Health
    • Harm Reduction and Substance Use
    • Healthcare
    • Mental Health and Wellness

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