Research

Lisa Johnson water
Lisa Johnson, an Iowa-based environmental artist, established a Water for Trade research project that asks participants to determine the value they would give to water, a natural resource many claim is priceless.

Research is a fundamental part of most graduate programs at the University of Iowa. Here are some resources to help keep your research moving in the right direction.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool designed to open communication and define expectations between you and your mentor. Over time, IDP reviews will clarify your professional goals, which will help you identify your areas of strength. The dialogue will also allow you to add new skills and strengthen others as you progress with your research and training. The process will help you transition fully from graduate student to successful scholar and researcher.

Responsible Conduct of Research

The Graduate College and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development provide training to ensure institutional compliance with guidelines governing the responsible conduct of research. Federal and private funding agencies are requiring increased compliance and oversight to ensure that researchers are meeting mandated RCR training.

Human Subjects Office / Institutional Review Board

The Human Subjects Office (HSO) provides administrative support for the University of Iowa Institutional Review Boards. An Institutional Review Board is a group of individuals charged with reviewing proposed research involving human subjects to ensure the protection of those subjects and compliance with federal human subjects regulations.

Sponsored Programs

The Division of Sponsored Programs offers a range of services for faculty, staff, and students seeking external funding for research, training, service, and other scholarly and creative endeavors that enrich The University and its broad and far-reaching communities. DSP assists with the search for external funding sources; reviews and approves grant applications; negotiates award stipulations; facilitates post-award project management; and monitors and advises on issues of regulatory compliance.

Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has as its goal the support and advancement of research, scholarship, and creative activity on our campus. Through a broad variety of activities and services, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development seeks to play an important role in the underpinning of these creative activities in the public and private sectors in our region.

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