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

Courses offered by the Graduate School

GRAD 430/530 - Introduction to Scientific Diving

Incorporates academic, confined water and open water training to prepare the student to manage the task loading associated with performing scientific tasks underwater. Introduces the diver to basic techniques and equipment used in underwater data collection. Qualifies the student for acceptance into the OSU Scientific Diving Program as a Scientific Diver-in-Training, at the discretion of the DSO and OSU Diving Control Board. Includes field trips.

Course location: 
Corvallis Campus
Number of credits: 
4 credits
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GRAD 520 - Responsible Conduct of Research

Covers 10 topics in responsible conduct of research: ethical decision making; human subjects; animal welfare; data acquisition; sharing and ownership; research misconduct; conflicts of interest; authorship; peer review; mentor/trainee responsibilities; and collaborative science. Useful to all students who conduct scholarly activity.

Course location: 
Corvallis CampusEcampus
Number of credits: 
2 credits
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GRAD 521 - Research Data Management

Careful examination of all aspects of research data management best practices. Designed to prepare students to exceed funder mandates for performance in data planning, documentation, preservation and sharing in an increasingly complex digital research environment. Open to students of all disciplines.

Course location: 
Corvallis Campus
Number of credits: 
2 credits
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GRAD 522 - Preparing an IRB Submission

Workshop-style course resulting in applications that are ready for IRB review. Ethical issues in research will be discussed. Students will draft all submission materials outside of class and participate in the critique of each other's protocols and consent forms. IRB approval will not be granted as part of this class.

Course location: 
Corvallis Campus
Number of credits: 
1 credit
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Resources

Inspiration Dissemination radio show

Inspiration Dissemination is an award-winning radio program that occurs Sunday nights at 6 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.

541-737-3331
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.

541-737-3467
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.

541-737-4881
Corvallis Campus

Events