Student Research Information & Resources

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Human Research

Students doing research with human subjects will need to obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board or IRB.  The IRB is an entity of the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity, responsible for ensuring that the basic rights and welfare of research participants are fostered and protected.  GVSU faculty, staff, and community members on the IRB Committee review proposed research studies involving living persons. All research involving human subjects performed at GVSU and/or by GVSU students, staff, and/or faculty must be reviewed and authorized by the IRB prior to the beginning of the research.

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University Library

Grand Valley State University Libraries purposefully collect, teach, display, discover, disseminate and preserve information, in all its forms, to support the university curriculum and fuel the intellectual life of the university. They have a variety of spaces, programs, and services to inspire their patrons. Each library’s collection is tailored to its location and the programs it serves, with daily deliveries of physical materials between each University Library location. Students on the Health Campus will find the closest location, Frey Foundation Learning Commons, in Room 205 of the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (DCIH) building. Physical Therapy and Athletic Training students often visit the Steelcase Library, located on the Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids, and the Mary Idema Pew Library, located on the Allendale Campus. 

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Statistical Consulting

The Statistical Consulting Center (SCC) is housed within the Department of Statistics located in MAK A-1-178 on the Allendale Campus.  The SCC offers all students, faculty, and staff quality statistical advice for their research and aid in collaborating with West Michigan businesses through consulting projects. They are available to answer your statistics and analysis questions through in-person or virtual consultations.  All staff, faculty, and students who participate in research are expected to perform their work to the highest degree of professional and ethical standards. The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is critical for excellence.  

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Knowledge Market

The Knowlege Market offers all GVSU students the option to meet with a peer consultant who is highly trained and ready to help them improve their writing, digital, research, and presentation skills. The consultants can help you brainstorm, organize content, integrate research, review drafts, cite sources, navigate technology, overcome speech anxiety, and much more. Students can meet all year round in person or virtually with a consultant by making an appointment or dropping by during their hours of operation. 

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The Graduate Writing Resources website is a variety of writing resources compiled by the GVSU Graduate School.  It has information about citations, grant writing, research proposals, conference papers, publishing guides, cover letters, personal statements, resumes, program-specific writing examples, and so much more. 

Page last modified May 10, 2023