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Other Campus Services

You'll find below some other campus units that may be of help during your research process.

Survey Research Lab

Survey Research Lab (SRL) is division of the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs that provides survey research services to the University's Urbana-Champaign faculty, staff, and students through its office on Green Street in Champaign. The SRL can:

  • undertake complete survey projects from initial study design through data analysis;
  • conduct partial survey work such as sampling, questionnaire design, focus groups, data collection, instrument programming, and data reduction;
  • and can provide consultation on survey problems on a fee-for-service basis.

See the SRL web site for links on such topics as data collection and sampling.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

All research involving human subjects that is conducted at or sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), whether funded or unfunded and whether conducted by UIUC faculty or others, must comply with applicable policies for the protection of human subjects. The IRB Office is responsible for:

  • organizing and documenting the IRB review process, monitoring research regulations;
  • producing educational programs and materials for faculty and staff;
  • and providing assurance that the UIUC is in compliance with federal, state, and campus policies.

See the IRB web site for forms, deadlines and other resources before you talk to any subjects.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR)

The Vice Chancellor for Research has policy-making and oversight responsibility for the research mission of the Urbana-Champaign campus. A number of interdisciplinary research and research support units report to the OVCR. The OVCR also administers several programs that provide research funding at UIUC. The OVCR is responsible for ensuring research compliance with governmental and University requirements concerning academic integrity in research and publication, the use of animals in research, conflicts of commitment and interest, the use of human subjects in research, and scientific diving expeditions.


Grant ForwardGrantForwardformerly the Illinois Research Information Service (IRIS), is the new and improved resource for finding federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.  In addition to faculty funding,  fellowships and scholarships are available for graduate and undergraduate students.  Some of the new features include a personalized search interface, inclusive grant management functionality, and subscription options for individual researchers.  Users formerly taking advantage of IRIS will have all of their account information and saved user alerts imported directly into GrantForward.  

See the Project timeline for more information on when the new platform will go live.

If you are used to IRIS, check out the transition guide for help with migrating to the new platform.

For more information about the switch, see the library's IRIS Licensed to Cazoodle news page.