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1 Where will your curiosity take you?

2 Getting Started in Research Consider a general area in which you want to conduct your research Start reading in your interest area including theses of current or former students Start formulating ideas as you read Keep a research notebook or journal Once you have decided to a research project consider – Do you need approval from RPP? (Human, Animal, or Lab) Do you need funding to be successful? Can the project be done in the timeframe of degree? Where and when should I disseminate my work?

3 Contact- The mission of the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence is to encourage, facilitate, and support the Grand Valley Community in its scholarly pursuits.

4 Supporting GVSU’s Scholarly Pursuits Office of Sponsored Programs Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Research Protections Program Technology Commercialization Office Internal Support

5 Contact – Research Protection Program , Research Protections Program The RPP ensures the safe, ethical conduct of human, animal and laboratory research compliant with University policy and regulatory requirements. Prior to the start of any teaching or research effort, GVSU faculty, staff and students should be aware of training requirements, regulatory compliance, and University policy when engaged in activities in the following areas: The conduct of exempt and non-exempt human subjects research Teaching or use activities involving vertebrate animals Use of radioactive materials or radiation producing equipment; chemicals and other hazardous materials; biological agents and recombinant DNA

6 Contact – Technology Commercialization Office , Technology Commercialization Office The TCO is the university’s intellectual property administration center, serving GVSU’s researchers and inventors with licensing, patent, and technology commercialization issues and acting as an active liaison to parties interested in leveraging GVSU research or materials for academic or corporate endeavors. Assists in the identification of patentable and copyrightable inventions Licenses the university's technologies; Facilitates collaborations between researchers, companies, and entrepreneurs; Encourages and supports product development and entrepreneurial activities within the university.

7 Contact – Center of Scholarly and Creative Excellence , Internal Support Funding to initiate, maintain, and disseminate your scholarly and creative activities. Funds are available for all forms of scholarly and creative works, ranging from a $500 opportunity fund to a more substantial $10,000 interdisciplinary fund. Funding Programs for Faculty- Dissemination GrantCatalyst Fund for Research and Creativity Mini GrantEarly Career Supplemental Funding Interdisciplinary Initiative Faculty Reassignment Fund Funding Programs for Graduate Students- Academic Conference Fund Open Access Publishing Fund Presidential Research Grants (Graduate Office)

8 Contact – Statistical Consulting Center , Statistical Consulting Center The SCC provides statistical advice and assistance with projects that are for research or instructional purposes. The biostatistics graduate students and statistics undergraduate students get the opportunity to work with researchers across GVSU and its environs. Learning through engagement is fostered by giving the students opportunities to lead certain aspects of the projects. Developing a questionnaire Designing a study Selecting a sample Managing and Analyzing data Interpreting results

9 Contact – Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors or Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors The center's well-trained peer consultants can help you to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources. Any graduate or undergraduate GVSU student can take advantage of the writing center drop-in hours simply by coming into the center with a draft of a paper. Faculty and staff interested in writing consultations and other services can call

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