New Graduate Student Orientation
The Federal government regulates research activities involving human subjects, animal subjects, radiological materials, and biological materials. For each of these areas, there is a campus committee that reviews proposed research projects. Application forms for obtaining such approval are available on the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). This site also provides basic information on these compliance areas, instructions for completing the application forms, and timelines for committee consideration and approval.
Research is a vital component of graduate study, whether or not students are enrolled in a degree program that requires a thesis or dissertation. Learning research fundamentals and tools will serve you well whatever the structure of your graduate program. The Office of Sponsored Research provides information and support to facilitate the various research activities of faculty and students. The OSR reviews and processes proposals for funding and negotiates contract provisions with sponsors. Identifying funding sources is done through SpinPlus, a service to which the University subscribes, that allows researchers to search the database, or to post their interests and expertise and receive customized messages of funding opportunities that match their interests. Contact OSR@uttyler.edu for details.