Resources and Publications for Students


Internal FAU Resources

Melannie Pineda CITI – the Collaborative Inter-Institutional Training Initiative  provides access to courses that are designed to be used by institutions and organizations to provide comprehensive training in a variety of areas such as Institutional Review Board (IRB), Good Clinical Practices, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and other areas. (content borrowed from the FAU RCR website)

FAU Library  Are you getting ready to do research?  Do you need some help finding references?  The Library has a LibGuide for users who want to learn how to use the different software programs available on the Wimberly Library computers. The library has established great resources to help in your research endeavors!


The Graduate College and the Division of Research have put together a list of workshops for students to attend to better their understanding of research and how to conduct a project responsibly.  

External Resources

Council on Undergraduate Research 's (CUR) mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.  This link will take you to a variety of resources for students that CUR provides.

IRBs and Research on Teaching and Learning :  This resource addresses common questions researchers might have about seeking approval from Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to conduct research on teaching and learning.  

National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE) , also known as Ethics Core, is a source where individuals can find videos, statistics, simulations, etc. that other researchers have conducted and shared with NCPRE.  

National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" and is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering. ( reference )

Office of Research Integrity :  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' has many resources on how to conduct a research project, research misconduct, programs, and several resources that may assist in your project. 

Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring  (PURM) is as a multidisciplinary journal that includes the processes of undergraduate research.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU's) support active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation by providing projects which involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. ( reference )

Society for Neuroscience on Mentoring Undergraduates  "is committed to advancing the understanding of the brain and nervous system by creating venues where great science gets shared, providing professional development for neuroscience professionals, promoting public education and general education in neuroscience research, and informing legislators and other policymakers about new developments." 

Undergraduate Research Commons:  A discovery portal showcasing over 700 outstanding undergraduate research publications. This collection of exemplary undergraduate work includes award-winning capstone projects, faculty-mentored research, and peer-reviewed scholarship from hundreds of undergraduate institutions.

webGURU  is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience. ( reference

 Last Modified 11/14/16