Research Resources

Where do I begin?

Complete the research contact form below. You will be contacted by the Research and Sponsored Programs office to set up a meeting to discuss your research ideas.

Research Contact Form

Submit your research request here.

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects that have been recruited to participate in research activities conducted at University of Western States.

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Sponsored Programs

Sponsored program administration facilitates the grant process and mediates among the interests of the institution, sponsor and faculty. Core functions include both pre-award and post-award services.

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Regulations and Guidance Documents

Department of Health and Human Services Regulations

Research Training

NIH Office of Extramural Research
The NIH Office of Extramural Research offers a free tutorial on Protecting Human Research Participants that University of Western States elects to use to fulfill the requirement for education in the protection of human subjects. It is recommended that all faculty, staff and students involved as an investigator in research at the university complete this course.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to promoting the public’s trust in the research enterprise by providing high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational courses in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, research administration and other topics pertinent to the interests of member organizations and individual learners.

These materials are designed and regularly updated to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and professionalism of investigators, staff, and students conducting research in the United States and internationally
  • Educate members, administrators, and leadership of ethics committees that review and oversee research
  • Promote ethical research at organizations through the education of research administrators and organizational leadership

If you are interested in competing CITI training, please contact the Research and Sponsored Programs office for more information at [email protected].

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID offers both laboratory and clinical research training programs for student, staff, and faculty investigators. It is highly recommended that all research investigators complete the NIAID Good Clinical Practices training program.