Student Research- Graduate

3341-3-18 Student Research- Graduate

Applicability:
All University Units- Graduate Students

Responsible Unit:
Office of the Provost

Policy Administrator:
Graduate College

(A) Policy Statement and Purpose

This policy describes criteria for student research and research support. 

(B) Policy

(1) Student Research

Thesis and dissertation research projects involving laboratory animals must be reviewed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to the initiation of the study. Student research projects that involve collecting information from or about living persons must be reviewed by the Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB). For projects involving collection of any kind of information from or about people by survey, interview, testing, observation, examination, specimen collection, or review of records, graduate students should consult with a member of the Human Subjects Review Board. This consultation should take place during the design stage of the research project. The identity of a department’s representative may be obtained from the departmental graduate coordinator or by calling the Office of Research Compliance. Graduate students collecting data or carrying on correspondence in connection with a thesis or dissertation may not use the name of the university without special written permission of the dean designate of the Graduate College. Any questionnaires or other materials distributed outside the University must receive the prior approval of the instructor or advisor in charge of the study before a student seeks approval by the dean designate. Additional information concerning the policies applicable to student research projects can be obtained from the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR).

(2) Research Support

(a) Professional Travel Support

Travel funds available through the departments are used to encourage and support graduate student attendance, participation, and paper presentations at scholarly and professional meetings. To be eligible to apply for a travel award, graduate students must (1) be fully admitted (i.e., without conditions) to a BGSU graduate degree program, (2) be in good academic standing, and (3) be enrolled at the time of the conference.

(b) Final Project/Thesis/Dissertation Support

Support funds available through the departments are intended to assist graduate students in meeting expenses of their research or creative activities. Awards may be made to (1) doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research, and (2) master’s students involved in final project research or creative work under Plan II or thesis research under Plan I. In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must (1) be in good academic standing, (2) be enrolled at BGSU, and (3) have an approved topic. Applicants whose research involves collection of any kind of information from or about people by survey, interview, testing, observation, examination, specimen collection, or review of records must obtain prior approval from the Human Subjects Review Board. Applicants whose research involves laboratory animals must obtain prior approval from the Animal Care and Use Committee.

Applications for professional travel and/or thesis/dissertation support should be made directly to the graduate coordinator of each unit receiving funds. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to prevent delays in their research.

Registered Date: March 24, 2015