Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
The mission of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is to help undergraduates find, fund, and showcase their research. UROP offers several programs that can help you locate on- and off-campus research opportunities and help you secure research funding. This office also coordinates the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, the UCI Undergraduate Research Journal, and the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). Director Sharon Parks, and her team, are located in the Student Excellence Center on the 5th floor of the Science Library. Phone number is 824-4189, email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and their website is https://urop.uci.edu/.
UCI Center for Statistical Consulting
This Center serves the statistical needs of UCI’s main campus, College of Health Sciences, and general community. The Center’s primary function is to provide statistical design and analysis. They also offer education and consulting about a variety of statistical software including the use of statistical software. Their website is http://statconsulting.uci.edu/ and the office is located in Donald Bren Hall #2054; their phone number is (949) 824-9637. They do charge a consulting fee, and info regarding their fee structure is located on their website. If you anticipate needing help with statistical analysis, include the cost as part of your project’s budget.
Human Subject/Animal Subjects Research Review Boards
If your research necessitates you doing research on/with human or animal subjects, you should see if you are subject to the regulations of these respective research review boards. Talk with your faculty advisor about this, as well as look up the application and review process. Information on these Research Review Boards (IRB) is online at (http://www.research.uci.edu/compliance/index.html). If students join an already existing research group or project which has received approval for its research protocol, a student can be covered by this as well, but MUST have his/her own name specifically added to the approved faculty research protocol. Failure to do so can result in difficulties and perhaps penalties later on in the research experience.
UCI Libraries’ Research Consultation Service
Through this service, you may schedule a consultation with a reference librarian to focus on your research needs. Appointments should be scheduled in advance by submitting a request online (www.lib.uci.edu/services/rcs/research-consultation-request-form.html). You may also email or call the subject librarian in your area for questions about your research topic (http://www.lib.uci.edu/subject-librarians).
Library borrowing privileges
Campuswide Honors students have extended borrowing privileges, equivalent to those of graduate students. This comes in handy during the research process, as it will allow you to spend extra time with the books that you may need to reference. Do not abuse this privilege and please respond to any recall contacts you receive from Library personnel. For more information about special honors library privileges and how to access them, please see the Campuswide Honors Student Handbook.