Research Facilities Resource Review Process

2022 Research Process Overview

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences oversees 245 research areas providing 36,000 square feet of space for faculty to deliver high impact scientific research activities for undergraduate and graduate students.

To provide this oversight, CLAS administrates the Research Facilities Resource Review.  This process allows faculty to apply for research space for many different purposes.  The information provided to Digital Measures is preloaded into the Research Facilities Review System (Please see import map below).  The faculty has the opportunity to edit all data uploaded into the system.  All submissions are peer-reviewed by the Research Facilities Review Committee, and its recommendations are submitted to the Dean.  Assigned renewals for research space depend on need and can range from several weeks to a maximum of five years.

If you have a new or expanding research project and do not have the space you need, you may always contact Aaron Perry for assistance.  The college might be able to provide a temporary assignment or additional resources.

If you have additional questions concerning acquiring new or additional space, please contact Aaron Perry at the link provided

Important Resources

Research Renewal Criteria

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Please see the attached research criteria.

Research Facilities Review Login


Click Login to access your research space application.  If you do not have a login, please contact Aaron Perry at (616) 331-3969 or email

Important Resources: Document outlines the criteria the research space committee will use to evaluate research space needs.


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Research Faciltiies Openings

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Please click here for open research spaces.

Research Facilities Review - Digital Measures Import Map

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Research Facilities Review Section

Publications Intellectual Contributions

Recent Publications


Faculty Presentations


2. Intellectual Contributions - Book Review

3. Consulting

4. Intellectual Property

Other Scholarly Activity

Teaching/Directed Student Learning, using the Supervised Research involvement type.

Student Participation

Scholarship/Presentations with student as presenter.

Student Presentations

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Research Grants and Funding

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Page last modified February 14, 2022