Undergraduate Research Program

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Find links to help guide you through the research process, poster creation, and more!

Quick information about subject compliance:

Projects involving human and animal subjects

Everyone who is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is obligated to abide by federal rules, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to research compliance.  UW-W's Research Compliance Officer oversees the following areas: 

  • Human Research Protections
  • The Humane Care and Use of Animals in Research
  • Export controls
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Visit the ORSP page if your research involves humans or animals to learn more about ethics and requirements
  • See the tabs below for research guides and what to do to prepare for graduate school
  • Click to learn more about regional and national research programs

Research projects that involve human subjects must be reviewed by the Research Compliance Officer (and potentially other members of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects/IRB) to determine if adequate measures are taken to protect study participants.  Similarly, studies that involve animals must be reviewed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee/IACUC.  If you are interested in learning more about required training for acting as a study investigator and submitting study protocols for review, please contact UW-W's Research Compliance Officer, Donna Kempf at kempfd@uww.edu.

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The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU) - Northeastern University

  • - Tips for undergraduate researchers

  • - Guides for getting started, how research is structured, different research environments, and how to receive & use funding

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)

  • - National faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices

  • - Further STEM undergraduate education through advancing evidence-based teaching practices

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

  • - Support and promote high quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research

  • - Provides support and professional opportunities for faculty, staff, administrators, and students

Wisconsin Council on Undergraduate Research (WisCUR)

  • - Comprised of representatives from all campuses in the UW System

  • - Provides leadership to advance, enhance, and expand research, scholarship, and creative activitites

  • - Prepares graduates to adapt and innovate for the challenges of the future

Wisconsin Louise Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP)

  • - Addresses retention and persistence of underrepresented minorities in STEM disciplines

  • - Offers enhanced academic program and services including tutoring, mentoring, supplemental instruction, and peer support

WiSys Ambassador Program

  • - Enhances the vital connection between WiSys and the research community on UW System campuses

  • - Ambassadors receive training in Intellectual Property, technology transfer process, and learn how to access resources offered by WiSys and other campus organizations

WiSys Technology Foundation

  • - Works hand-in-hand with inventors, researchers and students

  • - Facilitates cutting-edge research programs and identifies, protects, develops and commercializes discoveries emanating from the research base

  • - Fosters a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking

  • - Advances scientific research throughout the state by patenting technologies developed out of the universities

McNair Scholars Program

  • - Realizes the value of diversity among researchers and scholars in academia

  • - Prepares undergraduate students with strong academic potential for the rigor of doctoral studies

Louise Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE)

  • - A hub of information for scholars to access data, models, and funding opportunities

  • - Broadens participation of underrepresented minority (URM) students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

  • - Strengthens the recruitment and retention of URM students through mentoring and providing support

Beginning Graduate School Guide

  • - Anderson Library offers exam preparation, graduate school rankings, and UWW school of graduate studies

Starting the Process of Job Searching

  • - Anderson Library offers insights into the interview process, researching employers, and links to different job boards

UW-Whitewater Career and Leadership Development

  • - The CLD website offers job boards, career advice, leadership opportunities, ways to get involved on campus and more!

Contact URP
  • Anderson, 2124
  • Email: urp@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-5085
Contact RAP
  • Anderson, 2124
  • Email: rap@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-1484