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
Tags: 
Research

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

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
Tags: 
Research

WR/GRAD 599 - Scientific and Technical Research Writing

Scientific and Technical Research Writing is for graduate students who are looking to practice writing and communicating about their research and learn more about how writing is accomplished in their field of study. Students do not need to come into the course with a data set and can be at any place in their graduate program. We’ll analyze how writing is done by experts in your field, find out what to expect from your thesis or dissertation project, and write an article that can reach a much wider public. Perhaps most importantly, students can also choose a writing project they want to work on and get one-on-one help on that project from writing faculty.

Course location: 
Corvallis Campus
Number of credits: 
3 credits

Resources

Commercialization and Corporate Development

We assist faculty, staff, students and the broader community to commercialize research and concepts. Our staff, mentors, and student interns work directly with innovators and entrepreneurs to explore markets, develop products, and obtain customers.

Corvallis Campus

Inspiration Dissemination radio show

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

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

Laptop Loan Program for Graduate Student Research

Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis to currently-enrolled graduate students actively working on graduate research projects related to their discipline and degree. If you need mobile computing for off-site research projects you may be eligible. Laptops can be checked out for up to 10 weeks.

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. Send questions to Valley Library

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

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