Services to Researchers

ORSP provides many types of service and coordinates with other offices and departments across campus to make resources available and accessible to the TWU research community.

Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA)
TWU’s CRDA operates under the oversight of ORSP and of an advisory committee with representation from all three TWU campuses. Under the direction of Dr. Rene Paulson, ORSP Senior Statistical Consulting Director and her staff of statisticians, graduate research assistants, and analysts, the CRDA provides research support to faculty and student researchers. The primary purpose of the CRDA is to provide faculty and students with the appropriate level of support needed for their qualitative and quantitative research. Additionally, the CRDA will assist faculty with their current research projects, increase faculty and students’ knowledge about the research process and data analysis, and train graduate statistics students (GRAs) in research and analysis consulting. Additionally, the CRDA provides support for PsychData and holds regular training workshops in research design and analysis. For more information, visit the CRDA website.

ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. Studies are generally submitted to the Web site by the principal investigator (that is, registered) when they begin, and the information on the site is updated throughout the study. In some cases, results of the study are submitted after the study ends. Click here for more information about registering a clinical trial.

Funding Opportunity Databases
TWU currently subscribes to two funding databases, SPIN and GrantScoop. SPIN contains funding information on a broad range of topics as well as access to selected Request For Proposals (RFPs) from the Commerce Business Daily (CBD) and the entire Federal Register (FR). Through SPIN, investigators can set up profiles and receive periodic emails alerting them to funding opportunities. GrantScoop offers a curated, up-to-date list of private and government funding opportunities for basic and clinical researchers focused on human health. More information about each database and how to sign up for these services is found on the website.

Library Research Resources
The TWU Library supports faculty research, curriculum development, and professional development for all TWU faculty. The programs offered through the Library are designed to assist faculty to identify and access materials related to their research and teaching.

Scientific Equipment Repair Services (SERS)
SERS provides assistance with repair and calibration of scientific equipment; assistance in purchasing parts for scientific equipment; assistance in obtaining service from outside vendors; assistance with developing operation and maintenance procedures; and observation of the repair process when an outside service technician repairs or maintains scientific equipment on campus. For more information about the services provided or to request these services, click here.

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