The Office of the Vice President for Research oversees most policies associated with conducting research and creative activities at Western Michigan University, including but not limited to those policies associated with applying for internal and external funding, intellectual property, compliance with Federal research regulations, and the ethical conduct of research.
To facilitate these functions, the OVPR has developed procedures for common research activities. All members of the University community interested in conducting internally and externally-funded projects on University property and utilizing University facilities, personnel, or other resources, must comply with applicable policies and procedures. A summary of several WMU research-related policies is provided in our annual publication of The Western Michigan University Research Handbook.
In addition, the Faculty Senate's Research Policies Council reviews, develops, and recommends policies dealing with the enhancement and implementation of research and creative activity in the University.
For further information regarding specific policies and procedures, contact the OVPR at 269-387-8270.