November 5, 2015 By Divine Nwachukwu

For any meaningful and worthwhile to be carried out, data from either a secondary or primary means of data collection are required. In other to gain entrance to organizations understudy to carry out a research, a formal permission has to be employed to enable a welcome reception and a conducive environment for your research.  Writing a letter of permission to conduct research in any organization basically comes in two ways

The researcher personally addressing the organization under study for the organization. Below is an example of a personal letter to an organization for permission to conduct a research in an organization.


No 13 Umoren street,
Opp. Gate medical center,
Off Aka road,
Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.
20th November, 2015.

The general manager,
Union assurance plc,
No 33 Oshodi- Apapa Express way, Lagos state.

I am a student of Higher National Diploma inKaduna state polytechnic, Kaduna State, department of insurance undertaking a research on the topic “Assessment of adequate risk recognition and management in Nigeria insurance companies. You are kindly requested to assist in providing sincere opinion or response to the questions contained in this questionnaire. All information provided will be treated strictly as confidential and purely for academic purpose.Looking forward to your favourable response.
Okoro Musa Bayo.

The institution of the researcher personally addressing the organization under study for the research/study. Below is an example of an institution to an organization for permission to conduct a research.

Uyo City polytechnic,
Department of Accountancy,
College of Business and Management studies,
P.M.B 2021,
Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
20th November, 2015.


The general manager,
Union assurance plc,
No 33 Oshodi- Apapa Express way, Lagos state.
Dear Sir,

Mr. Inyang Charles is a bona fide student of Uyo City polytechnic, department of accountancy, Akwa Ibom state, currently enrolled in the three year HND program in the field of accountancy.
As part of the requirement of the HND degree, he is required to complete the project in the given field. This should identically be a live project on an ongoing problem faced by the organization,under the supervision of a company guide. The objective of the project is to enable students to develop and further the skills and knowledge gained on the course by applying them to the analysis of a specific business problem or issue via a substantial piece of independent work carried out over an extended period.
Evaluation of the project will be based on a written report, as well as an oral presentation,after which a certificate of completion should be given by the organization.
I would be grateful if an opportunity could be given to Mr. Inyang Charles to work on such a project in your esteemed organization.
Looking forward to your positive response.

Head- Department of Accounting.


In replying letters of permissions from schools or individuals, most organizations find it difficult drafting responses, especially when the answer is in the affirmative. Below is a guide for organizations replying to institutions or individuals who are seeking to carry out a said research in their firm.

Julius Berger,
Head office: 10 shettima A.
Utako| Abuja FCT.
Tel: +2347069800000
20th November, 2015.

REF: JB|UYO|HRM|04|02|2015|0024,
25th November, 2015,
Mr. Inyang Charles,
Department of Accounting,
Kaduna state polytechnic.
Kaduna state, Nigeria.

This letter will serve as authorization of Mr Inyang Charles to conduct the research project entitled “impact of motivation on employees in construction industry of Nigeria” at our uyo permanent site.
Upon a review of the letter sent to us by your institution, we are glad to offer you an opportunity to conduct the same study in our organization. All interviews, filed surveys, observations around the site and the distribution of questionnaires are approved and will be duly supervised by the human resource unit.
If you have any concerns or require additional information, feel free to contact the unit. Thank you

Yours faithfully,
Okoro chidi
Personal coordinator
Julius Berger, Uyo


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