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Research Protections

The Research and Grants Center provides support and policy information related to Research Protections.  The following Research Protections policies and updates can be found by clicking links below:

  1. Use of Verebrate Animals
  2. Human Participant Research (IRB)


Federal Compliance

Faculty, staff, and students involved in research activities at Emporia State University should be aware of the different compliance regulations that govern research activities. 

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The Research and Grants Centers has forms you need for your research projects. 

  1. Application Form for Approval to Use Human Participants
  2. Application Form for Approval to Use Vertebrate Animals
  3. Disclosure Form Regarding Conflicts of Financial Interest
  4. Time and Effort Report Form
  5. Export Control Determination Form
  6. Export Control Certification
  7. Activity Distribution Report Form
  8. Request for Time Extension, Annual Update or Modification to Research Protocol
  9. Invention Disclosure Form

For additional Forms click on the Forms Link

Announcement and News

Updated Policies and Procedures Guide

The Research and Sponsored Projects Guide has been updated - click here for more information.

Updated Policy for Applying to Private Foundations

ESU faculty are encouraged to seek external funding from private foundations. However, you need to coordinate your efforts with the ESU Foundation. New procedures have been adopted in order to facilitate this and to ensure that our proposals to private foundations are stronger and have a better chance of success. Please read this policy before you approach a private foundation or develop a grant proposal.  Policy for Applying to Private Foundations

New Financial Conflict of Interests Policy (FCOI)

In order to comply with federal regulations related to federal grants, a financial conflict of interests policy and training module has been developed.  Principal investigators applying for grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the Public Health Service (i.e. NIH) are required to view the FCOI training module, complete the applicable federal online tutorials, and submit a disclosure statement at the time of proposal submission. Co-PI's are also required to comply with this policy.  The training module and information on the federal online tutorials are available on the Federal Compliance page.  The Disclosure Form is available from that module as well as on the Forms page.  Contact the Research and Grants Center if you have any questions.


Quest Magazine

QUEST magazine highlights research activity at Emporia State University.  The first two issues focused on established faculty/researchers at ESU. The most recent issue highlights activity of new faculty.

2013 Quest

2012 Quest

2011 Quest

Research & Creativity Day videos

The following videos are available from Research & Creativity Day, 2014:

Three Minute Thesis:

Poster Session:

Award Ceremony:

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