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Other Campus Research Funding and Support Resources

Additional Funding Resources for Research

RPC's grants are a readily accessible source of funds to assist Library faculty and Academic professionals with their research. In addition, the campus has other sources of support for research and travel available to the Library faculty and Academic professionals.  Here are brief descriptions of these other sources, with links to their web sites.


Academic Professionals

Resources for Developing Research Methods, Instruments, and Analysis

First, of course, you'll want to review the information from the Urbana Campus Institutional Review Board, concerning research involving human subjects. Here's a clarification of the IRB policy concerning surveys conducted by students, that was forwarded to the Library Faculty by Paula Kaufman (8/05); some information there may clarify guidelines applicable to research purposes. In Summer 2013 the library hosted a workshop on IRB for LIS projects, and you can view the very detailed slides from that presentation.

And More...

The above tools and many more are available on a handout listing Research Support Services on campus and in the library, with services organized by the stage of the research cycle where they may come in most useful. This handout is maintained by Dan Tracy, LIS and Research Support Services Librarian and ex officio member of RPC. You can also email Dan for questions about research support.