Research is a big part of graduate education. Here are some resources and events to help you perform your research. 


Inspiration Dissemination radio show

Inspiration Dissemination is an award-winning radio program that occurs Sunday nights at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on KBVR Corvallis, 88.7FM. Each week on the program, they host a different graduate student from Oregon State University to talk about their lives and passion for research.

Corvallis Campus

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB staff offer in-office assistance through scheduled appointments and drop-in hours. Staff members look forward to providing the following services in person or via video conference for researchers not located on the Corvallis campus:

Exempt determinations: Review of documents submitted for potential exemption

Oversight determination: Determinations of whether a project requires IRB review

Faculty advising: Pre-submission advising, assistance with changes to approved protocols, and responses to stipulation notices

Student advising: Drop-in hours for students

(541) 737-8008
Corvallis Campus

Library Services for Graduate Students

The Valley Library, situated in the heart of the OSU main campus, offers a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces carefully designed to meet students needs. The library is open 24 hours and day, seven days a week during fall, winter, and spring terms, with reduced hours during summer term.

Corvallis Campus

Research in Action podcast by Ecampus

Research in Action (RIA) is a podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education featuring experts across a range of disciplines.

Research office

Administrators and staff help advance the success of the entire OSU research enterprise by facilitating the rigorous pursuit of discovery, scholarship and innovation while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.

Corvallis Campus

Statistics Consulting Service

The Statistics Student Consulting Service offered through the Department of Statistics, provides free statistical advice on University-related research projects. Any currently enrolled graduate student or faculty member at the university may request assistance.

Corvallis Campus

Three-Minute Thesis Competition 3MT

The OSU Graduate School hosts a university-wide presentation competition based on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) research competition, developed by The University of Queensland. The competition is designed to challenge graduate students to advance a compelling presentation on their thesis, dissertation, or project topic, and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of graduate students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Corvallis Campus