How do I obtain an RCS license number for my survey research?

Research involving surveys conducted by any DoD Component on members of the public or that REQUIRE participation of personnel from more than one DoD Component must be reviewed and recommended for approval or disapproval by the Washington Headquarters Services, Defense Manpower Data Center’s Research, Surveys, and Statistics Center. The purpose of this review is to comply with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on Federal surveys.

The DoD Information Collections Program oversees the management, control, approval processing, and tracking of DoD Internal and Public Information Collections.  For information about the Information Management Control Officer (IMCO) requirements to approve and license with a report control symbol (RCS) DoD internal information collections and approve DoD public information collections, go to: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Directives/collections/resources/