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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Standards and Resources: General

Find here both general and UIUC-specific information related to conducting research, including process, ethics, academic integrity, intellectual property, copyright, citation format and management, and plagiarism.


UIUC Resources



Research and Publications

“All research involving human subjects that is conducted at or sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, whether funded or unfunded, and whether conducted by Illinois faculty or others, must comply with applicable policies for the protection of human subjects. Under a formal assurance made by the University of Illinois and approved by the federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), and per federal regulations, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is given broad authority and wide-ranging responsibilities for ensuring the ethical and legal conduct of human subject research at Illinois.” (Link)

  • IRB Policies, Procedures, and Processes

  • Office of Technology Management (OTM): OTM provides information, guidance, and education regarding patent, copyright, and trademark law, as well as University policies, procedures, and related intellectual property issues  ... [and] participates in the development and clarification of institutional intellectual property policies that address issues related to the University's research and technology commercialization activities."  Includes Intellectual Property Primer, Invention Disclosure Process and related forms, and related University policies.

Research Animals

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